Thursday, July 27, 2006

Creature of habit

Why do I always use the same restroom stall at work?

And when I walk for exercise, I always follow the same route in the neighborhood or always go counter-clockwise on the track in the park. At the gym I head for the same treadmill (even though they are all the same).

I drive to work the same way every day. I meet Becky for bagels every Friday morning.

Rut? What rut?

3 comments:

Steve Caratzas said...

I know just what you mean!

Me, I sip the same brand of strychnine, jump off the same 13-story roof, blow my brains out with the same caliber bullet and hang myself with the same type of rope, daily!

mk99 said...

Just so you know, I once read that the first stall in a public bathroom is always the cleanest. Because everyone assumes it is used most often, they pass it off for the next.

If you aren't using the first stall, I'm sorry I pointed this out.

MsAPhillips said...

Well, Dott, you cracked this one wide open. Apparently there's a lot of scholarly work on this subject. Pplus urinal etiquette, who knew? The answer to one unasked question: c) If someone else's clothing was splashed, apologize with NO eye contact.

http://www.expertrating.com/quizzes/Bathroom-Etiquette-Quiz.asp

And my answer to your question is, doesn't sound like a rut to me -- who KNOWS what evil lurks in that OTHER stall? I want MY stall.