Adam Gopnik: Indispensable Man
Adam Gopnik concludes there are no indispensable people in any family or organisation after finding himself supplanted as his family's waffle maker while he was away on a trip.
Adam Gopnik found himself supplanted as his family's waffle maker while he was away on a trip and concludes there are no indispensable people in any organization (or family) anywhere, though we all like to imagine that there are. There are only instructions on the side of the box, which anyone can follow.
Producer: Sheila Cook.
A Point of View: The awful truth about how dispensable we are
Adam Gopnik looks at the cooking instructions for a packet of waffles, and finds a sobering lesson on why we're not as indispensable as we think we are.