One of the worst things about being an adult is having very specific problems you have to solve yourself. I had just moved into a new apartment that was wonderful and amazing except for one thing: The bathtub was built into the wall. Therefore, cleaning it was an immersive, full-body experience. It was wildly inefficient and I thought there had to be a better way… so I decided to ask literally everyone.
I quickly found out that worse than having a very specific problem is not having an elegant way to describe it when asking for solutions. Trying to spare my friends, family and colleagues the rigmarole of my situation, I just asked them, generically, “How do I clean my bathtub?” They would answer, generically, with things like “bleach,”...Read More