No fudging 8,000 hours of practice

Needlicious is a great fudge stand located inside the Seattle Space Needle gift shop. They sell each flavor by quarter-pound squares hand cut in front of you by Natalie, who nailed these two pieces at precisely .24 pounds EACH on the digital scale.

It’s one thing to let lucky cutting a square, but boy, compensating for the terraced edge on the Oreo cookie one was no mean feat. When my son asked Natalie, she said she has worked there full time for four years, which is about 8,000 hours, so I guess she is two years from being able to nail it at precisely .25 pounds every time.

Damn that Malcolm Gladwell and the 10,000-Hour Rule he wrote about in Outliers.

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