Why ‘Fast and Grimy’ Pointers?

Yael, who left a nice review on Apple podcasts, asked a question I get asked a lot.

“I get that these tips are quick, but how are they dirty? Has that been explained in a past episode? I have been listening for the past year and have never had that question answered.”

Thanks, Yael. I’ve explained it in interviews, but I don’t think I’ve ever explained it in the podcast. 

Here’s the story: When I was growing up, my mom would always use the phrase “quick and dirty” for something that was just the essentials. For example, she might say, “Min, let’s do a quick and dirty job on these dishes before we watch TV,” and we’d get things loaded in the dishwasher and probably get an especially dirty pan soaking in the sink, but we wouldn’t completely finish doing the dishes. 

To me, doing a quick dirty job meant getting the most important parts done and the parts that would set you up for an easier time in the future.

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