Friday, April 27, 2012

Finish the work in hand (FIFO)

Suppose you have two buckets to take and fill in the washing machine. How do you do it?
There are two approaches.
Step 1
Take both the buckets. Walk carefully till the washing machine.  Empty both the buckets. And then bring back the empty buckets.
Step 2
Take one bucket. Take it to the washing machine. Fill it up. Bring it back. Now take the second bucket. Take it to the washing machine. Empty the bucket. And bring it back.
The step 1 develops physical strength. The second one develops mental strength.
If you say you cannot empty both the buckets at the same time, then you are using intelligence. You are succumbing to FIFO pressure. FIFO is First In First Out. What is your take? Strength or Intelligence?

9 comments:

sm said...

thoughtful
third method.
take 1 and put it near machine
take 2 put it near machine
now take first pure in machine
then second.

sm said...

sorry for spell mistake.
thoughtful post.

Kirtivasan said...

Welcome back. After a long time. Yes, Thanks.

Destination Infinity said...

I chose the second method while reading because there is a higher chance of spilling water when both the buckets are taken together. We can always make two trips.

Destination Infinity

Kirtivasan said...

Yes, Destination Infinity. Thanks.

Kirtivasan said...

Yes, Destination Infinity. Thanks.

Bikramjit said...

WOW good .. I need to see what i do usually .. although I like the second point .. one thing at a time ...

Bikram's

Kirtivasan said...

Thanks, Bikramjit.

Kirtivasan said...

Thanks, Bikramjit.