One of the most searched for phrases on the Internet is ‘How To’. There seems no end to the listings from ‘how to make meatballs to how to open a coconut, how to start a relationship, how to end a relationship and how to grow garlic’. It doesn’t seem to matter what you want to know how to do, someone has already written an answer for you.
However a few days ago, while I was among the millions searching for a ‘how to’, (how to reinstall Apple Lion was my search) I stumbled upon one that just made me fall about laughing. If there had only been a couple of entries it would have been entertaining, but by the time I reached the twelfth page of listings for ‘How To Get Pregnant – Fast’, I was in tears.
Now I just couldn’t help thinking that this sort of took the pleasure out of things a little bit. Wouldn’t slower be a better alternative? Or is our world such a busy place now that these things need to be achieved in small gaps of time in very busy schedules?
‘Look, I’ve got fifteen minutes between meetings on Tuesday, can we hook up at say at 2:20?’
‘Ok, I’ll pencil it in.’
‘Great. Look forward to it Honey Bun.’
I just can’t figure out what the panic is here. Is there a fast way that has been developed in recent years that I don’t know about?
Looks like I’ll just have to take a trip to the cabbage patch and see if I can attract a few storks as well and try to sort this little dilemma out once and for all. I wonder if there might be an opportunity to add a ‘drive thru’ to the cabbage patch? Now there’s something that might catch on.