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Haste Makes Waste

Haste Makes Waste
By May Clay

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TP 201903 slang 01Lisa has just moved out of her parents鈥 house to start a new life in college. It has always been her dream to live freely away from the supervision of her parents. She stays in the dormitory with another freshman, Anne. The two of them have quickly become inseparable friends, as they plan out the interior of their new home, go IKEA shopping, and eat out鈥攖hey have been eating out every day since they moved in.


They realized how costly and unhealthy it is, despite its convenience. Lisa and Anne resolve to be more practical, by cooking at home. The only problem is that both have never learned to cook. They started with quick and easy dishes like fried rice, stir-fried vegetables, and pan-fried meat.


鈥淥h, mom will be so proud!鈥 Lisa happily exclaims, as they enjoy their simple, yet hearty meal.

鈥淐an we try making beef stew tomorrow? It鈥檚 my favorite!鈥 says Anne.


With all the ingredients prepared on the counter, Anne tries to understand the recipe she found online, while Lisa can鈥檛 wait any longer. She boils the stock and adds the beef and the vegetables.


鈥淚 think it鈥檚 ready! It smells heavenly!鈥 You can see the spark of excitement in Lisa麓s eyes. 鈥淚s it really ready? Didn麓t the water just boil a few minutes ago?鈥 Anne asks frantically.


They nod their head in approval, as they taste the stew, but then Lisa starts to tear up. The beef is tough as rubber. She calls her mother in hope that they could still salvage their dinner.


鈥淟isa, do you remember how I have been telling you 鈥榟aste makes waste鈥, especially when you ask to have dinner prepared immediately? Don麓t worry, just keep it boiling in low heat for another hour or two.鈥


鈥淎n hour or two?!鈥


鈥淵es, girls. Don麓t forget, 鈥haste makes waste鈥.鈥


Like the Chinese saying, 娆查熷垯涓嶈揪Y霉 s霉 z茅 b霉 d谩, one fails to achieve his goals in wanting something in haste. In the same way, 鈥榟aste makes waste鈥 means that when we rush into doing things, it causes mistakes that may make our efforts futile. A little more preparation and patience go a long way.

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