Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Occasionally I will talk to someone who insist that McDonald's food is "nasty." Now granted, "nasty" is a matter of opinion but let's look at the facts. McDonald's sign boasts that they have in fact served billions of customers (68 million per day to be exact). If McDonald's food were nasty how could they have possibly served billions of customers? Whywould that many people buy "nasty" food? McDonald's has over 33,000 locations, of which I've personally eaten at a couple of dozen, and has been in business for over 70 years. How could a company that sells "nasty" food have so many locations and stay in business for so long? The answer is quite clear. McDonalds food is in fact both delicious and cheap. If you say that it is "nasty" than you are only fooling yourself.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Kitchen Chair in the Bathroom

My house is messy. Strike that, I look like a hoarder. I've never been an extremely organized person but this is the worst that it's ever been. It's at a point where I won't let anyone but family inside my house. I've become very good at ignoring the problem. I've had moments in my life where my house was clean but they never last.

There's an old proverb about how to boil a frog. If you take a frog and throw him into a pot of boiling water he will immediately jump out. To boil a frog you have to put him in temperate water and slowly increase the heat until he eventually dies. That's my house. It starts out clean and organized but slowly and surely things get out of control. I have laundry hampers but my clothes are on the floor. I have a dishwasher but my dishes are dirty and in the sink. And in my bathroom there is a kitchen chair. You see, I put the chair there so that I had somewhere to put my laptop while I took a bath. I wanted to watch a tv show while bathing. That worked just fine but then I never put the chair back in the kitchen.

Adding to my dilemma is my chosen profession. I am constantly buying inventory but sometimes it comes in faster than I can list it on eBay. There are currently 20 stereo components in my living room. I have 20 more upstairs. My dad has stopped by my house a couple of times this week and each time he said, "Dan, you have to clean this up, you have to fix this." So, today I'm cleaning my kitchen. I've been working on it for 5 hours now and it's still not done. It still needs another hour or two of work but it's getting there. Clean and organized may be a pipe dream but better is a possibility. At least I took the kitchen chair out of the bathroom.