Hardcore entrepreneurs will tell you to not have a Plan B. Burn the ships. Go all in. Live, or don't. But these folks probably never had to navigate a deadline with keys on a MacBook Pro that are beginning to stick. So when I told a client that I'd be typing away for 30 more minutes and then pulling the rip cord to head out for some ice cream, it sounded like a scoop of work-life balance.
Stickiness happens. And when it happens to the laptop that helps you to put ideas into form, you may have to look for a work-a-round if you want to enjoy your late-night snack. A la plan B mode.
An English muffin is no match for a spoon and some mint chocolate chip, but I envision a computer like mine with keys that stick used as a tool by some 21st century monastery to teach patience to its fledgling monks. (It's the age of information after all.) Learning patience at the keys of my laptop comes in handy because I'll need to budget for repairs. Patience, and a walk to the white and steadfast toaster in the kitchen also means finishing up a project tonight instead of tomorrow and that translates to a bit more work-life balance this weekend. Which is why weekends were created in the first place. Well, for that and a nice big spoon.