Stuff timed, in alphabetical order...
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I pulled into the Honda service center at the Oakland CA, dealership without a reservation for service. With in 30 seconds there was a service person at my window with a clip board asking how they might help me. I described my problem and within eigtht mintues there was paper work written up, and I was in a courtesy shuttle van to be dropped off at work.
My last Oil and Filter
change at Jiffy
Car to car, CTC, bank teller machine, deposit three checks in two accounts: 2 mins 41 seconds
CTC, Bank teller maching, deposit one check: 1 min 8 secs
Master bathroom: 17 mins 32 secs
Guest bathroom: 11 mins 12 secs
vacuum family room floor: 6 mins 24 seconds
Unloading and putting away a full loaded dishwasher: 4 mins 32 seconds
"edit" ( that's "get rid of") one Glad bag full of clothes from closet: 1 hour and 17 minutes. ( it's tough to let go of stuff you don't use)
Backpacker coiling a 55 meter rope: 41 seconds
The Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite: 2 hours, 48 minutes, 50 seconds
Everest: 8 hours, 10 minutes
Nut Cracker Route, Yosemite: 7 minutes
Royal Arches Route CTC: 53 minutes
for more climbing records see: speed climb .com
on the changing table: 31 seconds
In the field: 52 seconds
Distances, (when you know commonly taken routes or trips, you can better plan your life)
City block walking: 58 seconds (useful when you're in a hurry and don't have your running outfit)
Fed Ex drop box, 4pm last pick up: 1 min 50 secs (everyone in business should know there closest overnight drop location)
Fed Ex staffed location, 5:30 pm last pick up: 5 mins 15 secs
Stairs, -one floor: 11 secs ( A CLASSIC DELIMNA! :"Elevator or stairs?", Stairs are always faster except when going farther than four floors and taking into consideration location of two rivals and destination's distance from each choice.)
School, ( daughter) good stop light karma: 3 mins 32 secs,
School, ( daughter) bad stop light karma: 5 mins 8 secs,
Dental form, first visit, two pages: 8 minutes 45 seconds
Fed Ex form: 2 minutes and 39 seconds
Hardware store, club application,: 52 seconds (saved $2, so that's $138/hr):
Mail in rebate: 3 minutes and 56 seconds
Shower: 3 minutes and 45 seconds, kitchen to kitchen
Trim Nails and file 1 minute 48 seconds
Shave face: 4 minutes 44 seconds (obviously NOT "effective speed" if you cut yourself, - be smart)
Dental visit I once had a temporary cap put in very caringly over a root canal, it was 9 minutes from the time I walked into the office until the time I left. Yass Datmalchi.
New chain on a mountain bike: 3 minutes 57 seconds ( jokingly I asked if they could do it in five minutes because their shop was closing in ten. Josh, said " since your asking, I'll do it in four!", Hans " I'll start my watch". Sure enough the counter person asked to ring me up while Josh was working on my bike. I had my bike rolled out to me with a new chain, AND the derailer adjusted in less than 4 minutes.)
a bread making machine: 9 minutes, 24
(yet folks let those wedding gifts go unused for years and often
Juicing with a Jack Lalane Juicer, AND cleaning all the parts: 7 mins 58 seconds
Transferring checkout clerk from one to another.: 17 seconds
Tying a shoe: 9 seconds ( this means it's worth the time usually to STOP, bend down, and adjust or tie shoe laces)
Un- tying and retying a shoe: 14 seconds ( SO! take the time to STOP and adjust your laces)
Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich: 1 minute and 42 seconds
Packing two kids cloths for a four day trip WITH four year olds "help": 22 minutes!
Business front page of NY Times: 7 minutes and 42 seconds ( pretty easy to stay up on things)
Most people read about 150 words a minute.
Clothing purchase at The Men's Wearhouse. 29 minutes from entering the store to leaving, to buy two pairs of slacks and two shirts. Special notes: I had a six and four year old kid with me that were delighted to play with toys they had on hand! I also spent seven minutes filling out and processing a credit card application which saved me $10. Thus I made $85/hr for that 7 minutes.
Refill/replace Ink for computer printers. I took in my seven empty ink Cartridges to Wan's Cartridge World in Walnut Creek CA. It took them 7 minutes and 37 seconds to refill and ring me up for the cartridges. I saved at least 40% of the cost of buying the cartridges elsewhere. If they have your cartridges already in stock they will trade out with you or just sell you the new/refilled ones and I suspect your time in the store would be less than 2 minutes.
Replace cash register tape, James at Trader Joes: 2.7 seconds! ( I was stunned seeing this and without a "call to go for it")
Trailer rental pickup: 31 minutes
Trailer rental drop off: 4 minutes and 28 seconds
Enterprise car pick up, with reservation: 13 minutes
Enterprise car drop off: 1 minute
Diapers for charge credit at a HEB grocery store in San Antonio: 41 seconds
records and ranking
Fitness Rank .com
see: Track & Field
Addressing an envelope: 47 seconds ( often said that a hand written note is one of the best ways to make a positive impression)
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