Here are coloured beads in 2 jars.
A man (a slightly famous games designer in his 60s) every day takes a bead from the right jar and pops it into the jar on the left.
Each bead represents a day. The amount in the jar on the right are an estimate of how many days remain to be lived.
In the jar on the left the beads have colours to signify his youth (orange ), teenage and early 20s (black) and so on.
In the right jar there are colours for his 70s and 80s.
I want two glass jars on the end of my desk at work.
One is to hold blue balls, the other red balls. I’m thinking of balls the size of marbles.
I don’t directly help customers, so my work must be a support service, helping the core services to do their job.
At the end of every day if I have done work that helps someone else in the organisation to help a customer then I would put a blue ball into the blue ball jar.
If I can’t find an actual person that I’ve helped with their customer, then I’d put a red ball into the red ball jar.
This will serve as a physical sign of the value of my work to customers.
I need to buy two glass jars, these are good for £1.25 from Ikea.
And I will need a very large sack of red balls….