These activities were part of the culture of everyday life.
I prefer you in your little gray everyday dress.
The mass of the nation, of course, was always much more struck by the "signs" and predictions of the prophets than by their spiritual ideas; we see how the idea of supernatural insight and power in everyday matters dominates the popular conception of Elijah and Elisha in the books of Kings.
This was more evidence of Howie's ineptness at the everyday chores the rest of us took for granted.
In this endeavour Lotze discards as useless and untenable many favourite conceptions of the school, many crude notions of everyday life.