April 30, 2021

Muddle through


You can muddle through. You can. You can take the extra time that’s necessary to work out the things you don’t understand and skip over most of the things you can’t because they’re bound to be edge cases. You might miss a T that needs crossing or an I that needs dotting. You may not do it anywhere near as well as an expect, or even as well as the next guy, but you’ll get it done well enough, especially if you cock your head to the left and squint a bit.

Or, you could call in someone who actually knows what they’re doing. Who can smell it. Who knows exactly how to put Tab A into Slot B without bending the edges or yanking on the corners.

Skippy strategy: You could do it, but there’s a better way, and it’s a way that lets you focus where you’re needed.