The letter for today is: E, where I feature effort and eggplant.
When something requires more than we want to give, we call the task an effort. To reach into a high branch and collect a stray piece of plastic caught on a branch and fluttering in the breeze, requires effort.
On the other hand, if a kitten clung to the branches, we'd rescue the little creature with no thought of the effort involved.
The same thing applies to cooking an eggplant. Some chefs recommend sprinkling the cut areas with salt to remove the bitter flavor. Then, leave the eggplant to drain. To my mind, the effort doesn't justify the time involved.