Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Life More Ordinary

Phil Phositua was the most ordinary of practitioners in practicing his chosen area of useful art, save for one grace. Phil did not live in the present. He existed only in a far forgotten past known fondly as that time of crystalized conception of invention.

Everyday Phil would "routinely" wake up, routinely eat breakfast, routinely eat lunch and dinner and then routinely go to bed.

There was one thing that Phil did not routinely do. That was to everyday routinely conduct every conceivable experiment that could be conceptualized in hindsight by persons who wanted to intrude on the routine of Phil's ordinary day.

Remarkable as it may sound, ordinary artisans do not have such a routine. Ordinary practitioners are routinely lazy. They like to do as little as may be necessary for carrying on with their ordinary lives and the ordinary practice of their art. Phil is not an automaton. He is a person. Persons get tired and upset when asked to perform more than is absolutely necessary in their routine jobs. Automatons do not get tired. Automatons do not get lazy. Automatons do not fall into habits. However even an automotan has limited finite memory, limited bandwidth and can't routinely perform all conceivable experiments as a matter of routine. Automatons are not imaginative. But then again, neither is a "routine" set of acts imaginative. It's as dull as boiler plate pablum from a governement agency.

(Please stay tuned. The Ordinary Soap Opera Days of Phil's ordinary life will be continue after a word from today's sponsor.)

Today's sponsor is the word "routine".

Routine: habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure, commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity, a regular course of procedure, a regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure, a worked-out part (as of an entertainment or sports contest) that may be often repeated, an unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as of speech or action; convenient or predictable response, a sequence of computer instructions for performing a particular task.

(Please come back to this site and re-read The Ordinary Soap Opera Days of Phil's Ordinary Life. Make it part of your daily "routine". Until we meet again, may your life continue to be ever so ordinary.)


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