Correct Use of Floss

I asked the world's best organizer how he keeps track of all his tasks. “Super simple. I link EACH task to my good self with dental floss. For example, I’m making a milk shake now. I simply tie the milkshake maker to one of my toes and I’m linked-in.” He concluded: “I started our dental floss factory where we make ten different colors of dental floss. Bingo. Ten colors of floss per toe. Ten toes. I can accomplish 100 tasks at the same time.”

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jaron summers (c) 2024

I interviewed the famous Time Management guru, Alfred Uber-Done.

Dr. Uber-Done, a Harvard PhD,  guides the world’s ten largest corporations in matters of efficiency.

Dr. Uber-Done’s phone never stops ringing.  Three postal workers deliver his mail each day and that includes Sundays and holidays.  He charges $10,000 a day for his services.

Dr. Uber-Done plays ten hours a day.  He sleeps ten hours a day. And he works ten hours a day.  I asked Dr. Uber-Done how he could work a 30-hour day.

“Quite simple. Multitask.  If you do it right you can work up to 40 hours a day.  Many people have a hard time finding that many productive hours  in a full week.  I am perhaps 10 times as successful as the average businessman.”

I asked him how he keeps track of all his tasks.

“Very simple.  I link EACH task to my good self with dental floss.  For example, I’m making a milk shake now.  I simply tie the milkshake maker to one of my toes and I’m linked-in.”

“Let me guess,” I said.  “Since you only have ten toes, you limit yourself to ten things?”

“That was the old days.  But then I started our dental floss factory where we make ten different colors of dental floss.  Bingo.  Ten colors of floss per toe.  Ten toes.  I can accomplish 100 tasks at the same time.”

“Don’t you trip with ten tasks tied to each of your ten toes?” I asked.

“No.  For example, green dental floss is for health.  See, I’ve tied a green strand to a dispenser of dental floss.  The other end winds around my small toe on my left foot.

“That reminds me that I’m anchored by dental floss … and knowing that I’m careful not to trip.  It’s simply beautiful and beautifully simple. “

“Is there a downside to your Time Management system?” I asked.

“Dentures.”

“I don’t understand,” I said.

“During the development of my system I ran out of dental floss.  I neglected my teeth.  I lost them and now I have dentures.  A tiny price to pay for the perfect Time Management system.”

“Any other disadvantages?” I asked.

“Sandals.  Have to wear them so I can get to my toes.”

 

 


 

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Jaron Summers wrote dozens of primetime television and radio programs, including those for HBO, CBS, ACCESS TV and CBC. He conceived the TV and Film Institute of Canada. Funded by the University of Alberta and ITV, Jaron ran the Institute for 12 years, donating his services for a decade.

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