overhaul / undertow

Thursday, August 22, 2002

the law of diminished returns

things you think are going to be very simple and requiring only a brief amount of time actually almost always turn out to take an inordinately large degree of patience (which, since you were expecting otherwise, you often tend not to display) and car trips and effort on your part, things like the purchase of various and sundry household items, exercise equipment, inexpensive gasoline, medicine, a nice present for a friend, a place to take your recyclables, explaining repairs to repairmen, getting keys copied, etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum.

that's about all I have to say on that subject.


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