I was reading about speed reading today. By working at it, you can really improve your performance. Skim over sentences. Pay attention only to the important words. Let the meaning flow and you will rapidly learn to read and absorb information at a far quicker pace. I want you to try this while reading this post. To assist, I am going to put the important words in bold. Now, speed read on…
First, a bit of the back story. Recently, I have had a large number of lengthy and pretty dull reports to read and digest. I had an afternoon of trudging through them and was tired and desperate for relief from the tedium. Inspiration arrived and I started to read about speed reading. It could save me time. It could free me from this boredom. I began to get absorbed. Too absorbed. Before I knew where I was, it was 7.00 PM, and I was due home to cook the evening meal. I ran from the office, down to the car. I drove responsibly, at or just below the speed limit (honest) home.
I kissed the Wife, cooked some rice opened the fridge and found Monkfish, Sweet Red Peppers and Parma Ham.
I cored and sliced the pepper, cleaned the monkfish and arranged the ham on the chopping board. I added the monkfish. I seasoned it with pepper and wrapped it. I sat it on the peppers and put it in a 200 degree Celsius oven for 20 minutes.
Opened a jar of sweet chili sauce (a crime but it was all I had handy). I rested the monkfish for a few minutes, I served it.
I photographed while the Wife ate hers. All in all, it took very little time. If I had made my own chilli sauce, life would have been better but what the hell. On balance, the earthy taste of the ham worked well with the sweetness of the sauce.
Shame on you reading that into the last paragraph. Perhaps speed reading is not for you.