Before I got married, I was living with my family in a nice apartment in Heliopolis, Cairo.
After marriage, I bought a house in Mokattam, Cairo where I lived with my wife for almost 5 years.
A couple of months ago, we relocated to a new house in First Settlement, New Cairo, to be close to my daughter’s school. You know when you have kids, they set the rules
For every house I had a set of keys. My keychain was getting bigger with total of 8 keys.
I thought I need to simplify my keychain, so I split it into two sets. One for my family and old house (5 keys) and the other for my new house (3 keys).
Today, I use my old house as my home-office.
In the morning, I took my car and headed to my home-office as usual. It takes around 45 minutes from my new house to the old one. When I arrived there, I realized that I took the new house keys, instead of the old one’s!!
I was mad on me! I couldn’t believe I did this silly mistake.
I had no choice but to go back to bring the right keys … shame on me
That’s a 90 minute total waste of time and effort!
I believe this is an oversimplification issue
Sometimes you get addicted to simplicity that you oversimplify things … this may cause a lot of problems.
When you have items that have the same purpose, you should compile them into one functional item. I shouldn’t have split my keychain into two. By the end of the day, moving around with 8 keys in a nice keychain is no big deal.
But it was oversimplifying that caused me all that trouble.
Lesson learned today …
Do it the Midway
I would love to hear from you if you had a similar trouble with oversimplifying … please share your story in the comments below …