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Old 2020-11-05, 14:40   #11
Dr Sardonicus
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Originally Posted by retina View Post
5) Learn what has already been searched and don't waste time redoing the same work.
Good point.

I remember something I did when I was 5 or 6 years old. I had gotten up and dressed. I happened to look where I always put my glasses when I went to bed. They weren't there! I looked on the floor nearby. No glasses. I thought, "Where else do I set them down?" So I looked in the bathroom, by the washbowl, since I cleaned them there. My dad was shaving. He asked me what I was doing. I told him I was looking for my glasses. He got kind of a funny smile on his face. I looked in a few other places. I went back to Dad, to ask him if he knew where my glasses were. But before I could ask, I saw my face in the mirror. And I knew where my glasses were.

So, yes, I can say from experience that it is a good idea to make sure you're not trying to find something that is already found.

I don't remember recent things so well, of course...
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