efficient inefficiency

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.
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Joy Beeson
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 practice.
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