Simon Theory: Questioning Tradition

A recently married couple is in the kitchen one warm afternoon cooking ham. While preparing the ham, the young wife starts cutting off the sides of the large ham. The young husband sees this and asks:

“Why do you cut all the edges off before you bake it? It seems so wasteful?”

She responds, “I don’t know. It’s how my mother always did it”.

So the young couple calls her mother and asks the mother why she always cut all the ends off of the ham before she bakes it to which the mother responds:

“I don’t know. It’s how my mother always did it.

OK. So the young couple calls the young bride’s grandmother and they ask her why she always cuts the sides off the ham before they cook it, to which the grandmother replies:

“Because it was the only way I could get the ham to fit in the pan I had back then.”

How many things do we do simply because they’ve always been done that way?

My advice…start doing things your own way.

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