The Matchstick Theory

Originally posted by Sarah Johnson here, it basically replacing the spoons with matches.

I’m sure you’re wondering what the difference is between a spoon and a match. There’s one very big difference. When you light a match and it’s gone, it’s gone. When you use a spoon, you can wash it again and use it again.

The Matchstick Theory.

Imagine waking up each morning with one fresh pack of matches.
Get out of bed? Strike a match.
Watch it burn. Will it burn long enough to make it down the hall to the bathroom? Most Mornings? No. It will not.

Strike another match. Repeat until you are almost out of matches & still need to have dinner or shower. With one match left, what do you do?

It’s a very real difference. I agree with Sarah that it is very much more accurate description, losing a match the burns away vs losing a spoon that you can wash and reuse.

I’ve actually been asked that. “Why don’t you just rewash your spoon?” These are usually the obstinate people or the Karen’s of the world. So this new theory shuts them down to cuz you can’t reuse a match.

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