Thought: Cinderella’s Incredibly Small Foot

I went to see the live-action remake of the Disney classic Cinderella the other day, and as I watched the prince’s men search all across the countryside for poor old Cinderella, it occurred to me that Disney characters, and especially the Disney royalty, tend to be a bit inefficient. Cinderella’s fine prince was the perfect example of sub-optimal Disney behavior. He wanted to find Cinderella after the royal ball, so he ordered his men to take the left-behind glass slipper and try to put it on every single maiden in the kingdom. This is probably the most inefficient way to find someone that I have ever heard. Also, this plan only would have worked under very specific, and fairly unlikely, conditions, which I will explain below.