You are a dietary aide in a nursing home. You have 14 tables (each with 3-4 people) that you need to serve appetizers, milk (three different kinds), juice (five different kinds), pour water (with ice), and give coffee. Many of these people will order one milk, two juices, get coffee, and they all get ice water. Everyone orders an appetizer as well.
Your boss has recently implemented a new rule stating that water cannot be poured until 5:50. Appetizers cannot be served until 5:50, and coffee cannot be made until 5:30 and cannot be poured until 6:00. Dinner starts at 6:00. You have no help whatsoever, and since dinner starts at 6:00 you must have every juice, appetizer, milk, and water down before the first resident enters the dining hall. If not, there's a very good chance a resident will report you and you could lose your job.
Also, now that these new rules are being enforced, you have an hour-long break on your hands before 5:50.
Now here are my questions:
1. Do you go start serving appetizers and drinks before 5:50 so that you'll have everything ready before 6:00?
2. Do you use any other techniques to get the job done before 6:00?
3. Or do simply start serving at 5:50 and hope no resident reports you for not finishing on time?