Where Are the Really Stupid Things We Do?

Big wastes are usually easy to find. It’s the millions of stupid little things we do that really add up and manage to fly under the radar.

Like today. I just got a check in the mail (postage—44 cents, letter and envelope—40 cents, typing and time to mail–$4) from my real estate attorney for TWO CENTS! I am not kidding. A check for $0.02. And a request to cash/deposit it immediately so he can balance his escrow account.

So, where are the really dumb things we do like this? An extra copy of a form, a check issued several times, lights left on, a task repeated needlessly, obeying a regulation that is extinct, obeying a regulation that is stupid?

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