Every day I look at my toothbrush. Okay, at least twice a day.
Every day I brush my teeth.
Tonight, I looked at it first.
I have an electric toothbrush. What a great invention.
I stood next to my wife as she brushed with an old fashioned toothbrush. Her hand had to go back and forth, repeatedly. How barbaric.
And I realized in a flash what this toothbrush says about me.
That’s right. You see, I can’t just use the brush. I have to figure out the way to use it that requires me using the least amount of effort.
So if the brush works 4 times as fast as my wife’s brush, does that mean I should brush in a quarter of the time? Or should I settle for brushing my teeth four times better than her?
Can I train myself to just hold my hand steady as I slowly move the brush over my teeth? Or let the brush do its magic while I continue to move my hand back and forth in the conventional manner?
Next time you brush your teeth take a moment and think. And then spit in the sink!