So for all of you referred by facebook, this is the real one haha. So, you know the online shopping for lowes foods? Well, my mom decided to “try it out” the other day (and by that I mean get me to try it out). So I went through our grocery list and added all the normal stuff (apparently lowes foods doesn’t carry and decent sized bags of sour patch kids :/). Then (because my mom is going to Costa Rica tomorrow) we were adding some stuff we normally don’t. So I was adding allot of stuff, but when I got to the produce, I moved the little arrow up to one in potatos, apples, and bananas.
When my mother picked up the groceries of course we helped unload them, I didn’t seem to see any apples (really I just wanted to find an apple cuz they make me hyper :)). So later after we unloaded everything we started putting it away. All of a sudden I hear my mom and alix (the oldest of my biological siblings) cracking up, so I went over there to see what happened. There was ONE APPLE in a tiny little bag, not one bag of apples, not a pound, just one little apple. Later we found the banana and potato to be the same way.
So what can I take from this? Sometimes in life things aren’t marked clearly. I’m sure whoever set up the lowes foods website didn’t think that not putting units would cause a problem. But they sure did with me haha. So lets say you want to do something, and you think you have set up everything necessary to get it done. But, there was a lack of communication on what was necessary. So it turns out that nothing was ready and whatever you were planning completely fell through.
So what can you do to make sure your plans are “One Apple” proof?
1. Make sure you know what you’re doing and so does everyone else involved.
- Telling them in your head doesn’t count
- Have an idea of what you want to do
- Make sure you all have the SAME idea
- Learn how to communicate with the people involved
2. Figure out what it takes to accomplish that task
- What needs to be gathered
- What needs to be done
- Who needs to do what
- How much time is needed
3. Get it done
- Make sure everyone does what they’re supposed to
- And well yeah if you’ve followed the previous steps then it should be all good
So don’t let those tiny details trick you, all it takes is one little thing to mess up whatever you’re doing. Whether you’re planning an event, going shopping, trying to repair a friendship, or even just fixing yourself dinner, don’t let that “one apple” get you.
Live long and prosper, Tori.