Time Management Lessons From Terrorists
Yesterday as I lay sick in bed, the laundry undone, dinner uncooked, and kids Thursday folders unexamined, I could not help but lift one feverish eyelid & listen to the news.
It was a spectacular story.
In case you were not taken out by the plague as I was, and you missed the news, I will summarize. Some guy, who has a collection of Nazi fan-o-mabilia, accidentally blew his own hands off while cooking up a pretty nasty bomb at home. Also in his home? A daycare. Oh, and a pot farm.
The news teams were all over examining how this daycare center ever got a license. But I think they missed the point here. I think the study that still needs to be done is how on earth someone runs a daycare and pot farm, and still finds the time to make bombs!?
By all means lock the dude up in prison. But let's get him licensed as a certified organization pro while he's in the big house. Make him give back to society!
Then again, perhaps not. There's a lesson in all of this. Sometimes when you multitask too hard, you end up blowing your own hands off. That's going to make you a little less able to do anything well. Be that thing pot farming, Neo-nazi propaganda spreading or keeping your eyes on the little ones. Surely blowing your hands off in an attempt to pot farm, run daycare and build your terrorist army, is a far sight worse than cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Authorities were tipped off when the suspect claimed he shot his hands off. His injuries were not consistent with a gunshot wound. Personally I think he should have blamed it on a bad batch of brownies.
Ciaran Blumenfeld doles out retail therapy on Popshopology.com, and makes & sells Francie Pants sport/privacy shorts. She multitasks a lot with her many businesses and blogs and four kids, but fortunately none of her endeavors involve illegal drugs or explosives. Follow @Momfluential on twitter to keep up with her constant hilarity.