The efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution: "You do not want to try these techniques at home!"
"Why not?" asked a man from the audience.
"After years of not paying attention, I suddenly noticed my wife's routine at breakfast," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips to the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets; often she carried just a single item at a time. So I asked her, 'Hon, why don't you try carrying several things at once? It'd be much more efficient.'"
"Well, did your suggestions save much time?" the attendee asked.
"Actually, yes," the efficiency expert responded. "It used to take her twenty minutes to get breakfast ready. Now I do it in seven."
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