Statement: A lot can happen in 30 minutes.
Counter Statement: But very little is actually accomplished.
There’s an ongoing, one-sided joke in my house. Propagated by my wife, it’s the “This will only take 30 minutes.” statement I often (OK, always) declare when questioned on how much time a given task is going to take.
Thirty minutes. Give or take a few hours, (actually, always taking, never giving) completion comes very close to my originally projected time frame.
In my mind, 30 minutes seems a reasonable block of time to complete most common household chores. In my experience, it’s some multiple of that half-hour which will ultimately be devoured by the 30 minute task.
Question #1: Why do I stick to my 3o minute estimate?
Inability to accurately assess details of said task and allocate time accordingly?
Question #2: Why does my wife continue to ask, “How long is that going to take?”