Perhaps those of you who are frequent visitors to social media are familiar with the trend of posting pictures of businesses or persons who failed to do the one job they were supposed to do.  For instance, you might see a picture of a fast food burger on the paper wrapper and the cheese slice is about three-quarters of the way off the meat.

Or you may see a post of a toilet in which the seat cover was installed after the lid or perhaps a corner cabinet in which the drawers cannot be pulled out without hitting each other halfway out.  I've seen pictures of traffic lines painted right across a parked car, or corn on the cob in a plastic wrapped package with the label "yellow stuff."

As my management professor used to say, if your business is burgers, then it should always be bun, burger, bun.   If you end up with bun, bun, burger you have a problem. In the tradition of these epic failures I recently purchased a package of a noodle product served as a side dish.  It was a cheesy macaroni product and as per the direction I measured the water, milk and margarine into the pot and let it boil.

When it had reached boiling point I dumped the contents of the package in and stirred, then turned down the heat.  I must not have been paying close attention, because as the noodles cooked I noticed that there was no smell of cheese and the sauce did not seem to be thickening, but just resembled watery milk or milky water, to be more accurate.

Finally I turned the burner off and checked the taste and sure enough there had been no powder cheese sauce in the package, but merely noodles.  My frustration was such that I did not want to dump out the mess because I had already waited for it to cook and my other components of supper were ready.

So I added some shredded cheese in hopes of making it palatable. It really did not help much but I ate it anyway, at least part of it.  I felt like writing a letter or email to the company saying "You had one job!" I still may do that, but in the meantime, whenever I use a similar product from this company I make sure there that all the ingredients are in there before I dump them into the water!

I started thinking about all the little things we take for granted whenever we buy something or perhaps order something online.  One great way to become disappointed is to try and purchase something with expedited shipping because you are almost guaranteed to receive it the day after you need it.

With manufacturing problems certainly arise and things get missed.  When something is made fresh by hand, you might expect a bit more success.  I guess we should be happier about the fact that someone has a job to do rather than pleased when they do that job correctly.  My advice to you is to do your job to the best of your ability and hope that others will do the same.

Perhaps those of you who are frequent visitors to social media are familiar with the trend of posting pictures of businesses or persons who failed to do the one job they were supposed to do.  For instance, you might see a picture of a fast food burger on the paper wrapper and the cheese slice is about three-quarters of the way off the meat. Or you may see a post of a toilet in which the seat cover was installed after the lid or perhaps a corner cabinet in which the drawers cannot be pulled out without hitting each other halfway out.  I've seen pictures of traffic lines painted right across a parked car, or corn on the cob in a plastic wrapped package with the label "yellow stuff." As my management professor used to say, if your business is burgers, then it should always be bun, burger, bun.   If you end up with bun, bun, burger you have a problem. In the tradition of these epic failures I recently purchased a package of a noodle product served as a side dish.  It was a cheesy macaroni product and as per the direction I measured the water, milk and margarine into the pot and let it boil. When it had reached boiling point I dumped the contents of the package in and stirred, then turned down the heat.  I must not have been paying close attention, because as the noodles cooked I noticed that there was no smell of cheese and the sauce did not seem to be thickening, but just resembled watery milk or milky water, to be more accurate. Finally I turned the burner off and checked the taste and sure enough there had been no powder cheese sauce in the package, but merely noodles.  My frustration was such that I did not want to dump out the mess because I had already waited for it to cook and my other components of supper were ready. So I added some shredded cheese in hopes of making it palatable. It really did not help much but I ate it anyway, at least part of it.  I felt like writing a letter or email to the company saying "You had one job!" I still may do that, but in the meantime, whenever I use a similar product from this company I make sure there that all the ingredients are in there before I dump them into the water! I started thinking about all the little things we take for granted whenever we buy something or perhaps order something online.  One great way to become disappointed is to try and purchase something with expedited shipping because you are almost guaranteed to receive it the day after you need it. With manufacturing problems certainly arise and things get missed.  When something is made fresh by hand, you might expect a bit more success.  I guess we should be happier about the fact that someone has a job to do rather than pleased when they do that job correctly.  My advice to you is to do your job to the best of your ability and hope that others will do the same.