take an inventory of your processes and evaluate them
The waffle example is funny to me for this reason: we have a tiny waffle iron at home that works well, but just makes one small waffle every 4 minutes. A person might reasonably eat 2-3 waffles per breakfast, so it takes significant time to cook waffles for two people, let alone more if having guests over for brunch. So some time ago, when we saw the same iron in a store, we bought a second one (it's cheap). ... And of course we haven't made waffles at all since then. It's been 3 months.
A waffle maker was one of my family's best investments for the sheer amount of joy it brings on the mornings we make those fluffy golden delights. The process can definitely be longer than for other things but the end product is so worth it. I joked with my mom that it's like a slower version of a dosa since we do a Just-In-Time delivery to the table for these 😂
I'm actually a little curious though, Visa. I now low-key want to read a conversation between you and the bakery owner or the workers to know what they're actually thinking for certain.
Guess you two will have to get pregnant again just for the waffle-y goodness ;)
Also. This definitely makes me want to add a waffle iron to our traveling kitchen arsenal. Damn.
Really appreciate this and find it very applicable to my life.
I am late to the game but I love this :)
most things you make are delicious fluffy waffles, visa -- and even better, they don't go stale
Great piece Visa ⚡️ My own shorthand version of this is what I call "upgrade everything" — not all at once, but when I come upon something in my process that needs grease, fix it, replace it, or get rid of it!
Oof! “It’s almost definitely the case that I am myself running a “bakery” where I’m not realizing what my “waffles” are, and I spend quite a bit of time and energy on all the pastries and sandwiches that nobody is particularly interested in.”
Man that part hit me hard. I’m probably going to spend at least this afternoon wondering what my waffles are.