Once in a while, I used to wonder if I was meant to be a transportation/logistics engineer, or whether it was just an accident of history. I have this habit of always trying to find the most efficient way of grouping errands, or moving things around the house. I combine trips, sometimes leaving things half way from one room to another, to be picked up later to their destination. I always wonder how much time waiters could save by plotting their way in the restaurant the way I do at home! Was I born with the gift of space/time optimization?
Then, one day not too long ago, it came back to me! I was planning to carry my laundry to the washing machine when I remembered how my mother used to tell me
“don’t go empty-handed, don’t go empty-handed…”
when I was young. I then realized that these simple words likely shaped my interest in moving things around efficiently… Of course! Thank you, mom 🙂