I saw someone searching for the perfect box of blueberries recently. In the time it took me to pick up a few things around her, she worked through 20 or so boxes.
I didn’t stick around to see if she found the box she was looking for. I hope she found it.
There’s something to be said for such single minded determination over blueberries.
For a moment, I was tempted to chuckle at her choice of item to optimize. But, I realized right then that we all have our own equivalent of blueberries – some seemingly random thing that we over optimize. I certainly have a few.
One finger pointing at them, three fingers pointing back at us, etc. :-)