I cannot be the only one who finds it difficult to start the day when the insurmountable obstacle of a boiled egg is placed on the table in front of him. What I mean is that it is clearly obvious that you have to hold the thing still by downward pressure of the finger tip while taking a swipe at it with a knife in order to remove the top. The problem is, of course, that the egg has a temperature which would put the surface of the sun to shame. It occurs to me that somebody needs to invent a thimble like thing made of insulating, flame resistant material to get over this. Has this already been done? It would save millions of man-seconds at the breakfast table which no doubt would add up to a couple of weeks nationally and thus mean that more trains would be caught on time and so the economy would receive a boost. If these safety thimbles don't exist, how do you cope?