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June 12, 2013

Primus Mootry: A humorous take on multi-tasking

It’s a bizy world. Nowadays you have to be able to do more than one thing atatime and do it as quick as possible. That’s why people have blackberries. They can phone, pic, text, and research in a flash.

Go ahead. Try to find a pubic phone booth. Even if you did, you wouldn’t know where their hands have been or who sneezed on it, even a patient. You’re better off with your own berries.

That reminds me. I saw a man walking down the sidewalk, flapping his arms, and talking loud. I thought he was a crazy person. Come to find out, once I got closer to him, he had a blue tooth, walking and talking.

It’s not true multi-tasking, but it’s close. Sorry about that blue tooth guy, though. Still flapping his arms, he stepped into an intersection and caught a school bus. The laughing children looked unhurt, tho.

Whyle I’m righting this I’m half reading a book, almost shining my shoe, and kind of watching “Game of Thrones.” If someone calls me in my cell I might even talk. How cool is that? Multi-tasking is the wave of the fewture.

I used to think multi-tasking was the simultaneous and successful management of multiple complex tasks. I don’t mean like rocket sinus. Many simple things get complex when you do a lot of them at once.

For xample, I saw a woman driving her car, sending text messaging, and painting her tow nails one atatime. That’s multi. And a lot of people come home, turn on their flat screen, hop in their shower, and cook diner in the microwave all at the same time.

Another sample. If you get on the Enter Net you will find people in there saving time and space, which is money. They take a lot of shortcuts. Why, nowadays you can meet a person on the Net, fall in love, and marry without even meeting her.

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