I love peanut butter. I couldn't eat a pound of the stuff in a day, but four ounces? I could do that.
I know, because last year
when I was living in Japan I could only find six ounce jars of peanut
butter at the local grocery store named Valor.
The first problem with small jars of peanut butter and obsessive peanut
butter consumption is that you have to buy two or three each and everytime
you go to the grocery store.
The second problem with small jars of peanut
butter is that you need to wash out another annoying little glass jar
pretty much every day.
The final problem with small peanut butter jars
is that you will skip a day of cleaning.
Then you'll skip another day of cleaning, and a third. By the time I
was getting ready to leave Japan my refridgerator was covered with
empty peanut butter jars. I had a trashbag filled with empty peanut butter
jars. I had cabinets filled with grocery bags filled with empty peanut butter jars.
After whittling away at the pile for weeks, in the last three
or four days I spent literally five or six hours cleaning out
jar after jar. Finally I finished, and my great reward was to
just get back to the place I would have been months ago if I had
been proactive enough to clean them out as I used them.
Technical debt is a lot like that, too.