Hot Dog to Bun Ratio
I have mentioned numerous times in past blogs that since I am a professional organizer, I am often placed under extreme organizational scrutiny. Granted, sometimes it is my own fault if I am disorganized, but in the case of the hotdogs and hotdog buns, I was totally innocent.
We had hotdogs one night for dinner and by lunch the next day my 17 year old son noticed that there were three hot dogs and only two buns. He thought to himself, “How could we not have the same amount of hotdogs as we do buns? My mom is usually very organized, so how could she fail to buy the right amount?”
When he finally voiced his thoughts, I explained to him that they come in different quantities when you buy them. He replied, “Really?” And I explained that it is a way for the bun companies or maybe the hot dog companies to make more money. When you buy a package of 10 hotdogs and a package of buns that come in 8′s, you have to buy two packages of buns. Now you have more buns than hotdogs, so somewhere down the line you either have more hotdogs or buns than you need.
My son in all his wisdom exclaims, “Well how come people don’t protest. This is totally unorganized?” I explained that there were more pressing issues than uneven hotdogs and buns like abortion and out of control entitlement programs. My son, realizing the importance of bigger issues at hand then said, “We’ll they are million dollar companies and they can’t get it right? They just need to hire you to help them get organized”.
Indeed they do, but in some strange way maybe their unorganized hot dog to bun ratio really is organized… at least to their bottom line.
Lorraine Brock is a professional organizer, family coach, speaker, and founder and owner of Get Organized!. Get Organized! is a professional organizing company in the Dallas, Texas area. Get Organized! specializes in organizing and de-cluttering homes as well as implementing systems in the home for better family management.
A popular media guest, Lorraine has appeared on Dallas’ two top morning television shows: Good Morning Texas and Good Day Fox, and has been featured on various radio outlets. She has been hallmarked in many local, regional, and national print and online magazines, such as the Dallas Morning News, The North Texas Kids Magazine, SheKnows.com, and Daily Candy Kids. To get more information about Lorraine, visit www.GetOrganized.ws.