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?