efficient inefficiency

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I'm cutting bias tape on a card table this morning.  I noticed that a
card table isn't a comfortable height for using a rotary cutter -- and
reflected that that is all to the good.  

Sorting vegetables at a counter that was a comfortable height once
earned me a six-day course of corticosteroids and four days of using a
walker that really, really, wasn't up to the task.  

So if I get uncomfortable after a few minutes of cutting and run off
to write a Usenet post, that's *good*.

Back when I did a lot of typing, long before my joints got worn, I
kept my letterhead and my envelopes in different rooms so that I'd be
forced to get up and walk around now and again.


If I had to get crippled up, this is the way to do it:  I can walk as
far as I please if I sit for a bit after every mile, and time for
training is the only limit on the length of a bike ride.  (Well that,
and the sun setting at five O'clock at this time of year.)  All I
*can't* do is stand motionless for a long time.

When recovered, I went out and bought a four-wheel walker, and I've
become downright evangelical about having one in the house.  If I wake
up stiff, for example, a brisk trot with the walker loosens me right
up -- and it makes it easy to practice not limping.

And my spouse loves it for trucking an instrument that runs off a car
battery from computer to computer.


Typed at intervals, and I forget where I was going with this.

Do you have deliberately inefficient habits?

Just counted the strips of tape, and I think I'll have some left over.


Joy Beeson
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Re: efficient inefficiency
On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 12:13:41 PM UTC-6, Joy Beeson wrote:
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I'm glad the use of the wheeled walker helps loosen you up.  Just don't
get too zealous with it and fall!!

Re: efficient inefficiency
On Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:45:38 -0800 (PST), ItsJoanNotJoann

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The walker is so I can get brisk without fear of falling.

It also discourages limping.  I'm prone to limp just out of habit from
an incident when I was a teenager and thought limping was the proper
thing to do when your knee hurt, so I really, really don't want to

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