Paper Plates

Phone rings

Clerk: Employment office

Lady: I need a job

Clerk: All I have is a dishwasher for $1.20 per hour

Lady: (insulted and angry) That’s absurd! No one works for $1.20 per hour these days! Why I’d never…(fades out)

You say you’d never work for $1.20 per hour? When at home do you eat from paper plates or regular plates? If you use regular plates you will likely spend 30 seconds on each plate scraping it clean, washing it and putting it away. Maybe a bit less with a dishwasher or a bit more by hand but we’ll say half a minute on average. That means that you could do two plates per minute or 120 plates per hour.

Paper plates can be purchased in bulk for about a penny a piece. You throw them away instantly when done. Do that 120 times and you have saved yourself one hour of work. What did it cost you? $1.20. So unless you are willing to work for $1.20 per hour consider using paper plates as a way to redeem.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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