A Lesson in Strategy

To have Jello for dessert, you must think strategically.

You must remember to buy Jello and fruit cocktail at the store. The nice part is that you can do that well in advance. They have long shelf lives.

You have to wait for the water to boil.

You have to make sure that you’re reading the right directions. There were no fewer than five sets of directions on the little box I used tonight. The difference in directions can make a huge difference in your schedule.

You need to stir for at least two minutes, twice that if you’re going to add ice and bring in the schedule.

To minimize the time until dessert, you need to set a timer, so you know when to add the fruit cocktail.

If you’re tired of waiting, you can eat some of the soft set jello right after you add the fruit cocktail, but it’ll be pretty mushy, not nearly as good as if you wait another couple of hours.

Good strategy. Advance planning. Recognition of the laws of physics. Appropriate tactics. Effort.  Extra effort if you want it faster.  Project management. Understanding of the potential customer satisfaction issues of pulling in the schedule.

Amazing what you can learn from Jello.

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2 Responses to A Lesson in Strategy

  1. Pete says:

    Now that is an examined life. 🙂

  2. Pingback: A Wicked Week « Jars of Water

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