The phrase, “down time”, is little-used anymore. Down time used to mean unproductive time; i.e. lost time due to injury, equipment failure, power outage, fire drill, etc.
Multi-media devices, allowing greater mobility brought on multi-tasking, which virtually eliminated “down time”. Laptops, cell phones, smart phones, fax machines, and internet access from anywhere have made down time a thing of the past. There is always something productive you can do. And if you’re not doing two things at once, at least two things, you’re a slacker.
Nowadays, I can think of only one example of down time: while coloring Easter eggs, every cup of dye is already cookin’ a hard boiled egg, and there are no more eggs. Now, THAT’S down time.
Thought for the Day: Determine never to be idle …It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson