Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Common sense 101 - vegetable peeling

Is it so hard to peel a potato? Or a carrot? Or an apple? Didn't everyone learn how to do this when they were growing up?

Obviously not.

Is this implement, the vegetable peeler, such a complex tool that one needs a three credit course in how to use it?

It comes as a great surprise that employees, some in their mid 20's, do not know how to use a vegetable peeler. It shouldn't take five minutes to peel a carrot. There shouldn't be peel left of the vegetable when it's "done". This is not one person, or two, it's more than that. It's a growing trend that seems to be taking over the world.

It's painful watching them struggle with this complex tool. And then, you show them how to do it. You hand it over. You watch for one carrot; they seem ok. You come back later to find the poor vegetable either hacked to death or left with a complexion that only a hungry dermatologist would love.

It makes me wonder what other common sense things that young people were not taught.

At least I'm glad they were (mostly) taught to bathe.

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