This afternoon I realised that it takes me four minutes and 29 seconds to peel a satsuma. That’s over 31 minutes a week, which is around 1,631 minutes a year… otherwise known as 27 hours.
It has come as quite a shock to me that such a block of my time is dedicated to one of my five a day, and it has had me wondering how much time I waste on other humdrum tasks.
Five minutes more wasted and I have come up with this little list.
- Trying to get rid of pins and needles – 260 minutes
- Hiccuping – 312 minutes
- Stifling a yawn – 60 minutes
- Proofreading my text messages – 1,820 minutes
- Figuring out the meaning of an emoji – 60 minutes
- Trying to decide if I want sugar in my tea – 260 minutes
I hope you can understand why I am keeping this post short. I’m off to invent some time-saving, multi-tasking techniques.
NB If you think my satsuma peeling time is excessive, it’s because I have a fear of the straggly white bits.