Roman philosopher Publius Syrus said in 100 B.C. “To do two things at once is to do neither.”
The average employee switches tasks every three minutes, is interrupted every two minutes, and has a maximum uninterrupted time of about 12 minutes to focus at a task. That’s a job. With actual grownups.
I wonder what my average is, with my toddler who as my husband so delicately puts it, “has the attention span of a fly”. I think hummingbird sounds cuter, but the meaning should be clear. Thank goodness for naps and Grandma or I’d never get anything done!
In the news: “Partners want medals for wounded canines” This article talks about how dogs deserve medals for their valor and bravery, and how they put their lives on the line blah, blah, blah, and go through all this physical pain and suffering to boot. The article’s writer seems to be upset by the fact that the armed forces won’t officially give medals to dogs because they are “non-human”. Now I love dogs, we’ve had dogs who I know would have sacrificed himself or herself for me, we’ve had dogs who could tell time, dogs who could comfort you by their very presence, and I cry every time I read Where The Red Fern Grows and Old Yeller, but the fact remains, DOGS ARE NON-HUMANS! I don’t even know why our paper wasted the two pages to print this article.