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Random Thoughts
Wednesday, 2007 May 9 - 10:28 pm
A five-minute span inside my head.

I have determined, through careful scientific analysis, that normal humans can only comfortably take stairs to the third floor. Once you get to the fourth floor, you have exceeded human evolutionary capacity for stair-climbing, and you may spontaneously melt into a puddle of sweaty chemicals.

(By the way, a "flight" is the steps between landings, not floors, right? So if we have a landing between each floor, it's four flights to get from the first floor to the third floor? I'm gonna say that if I tell someone that I just took four flights of stairs up from the first floor, it would take them three guesses to figure out that I ended up on the third floor.)

In one of our buildings at work, our offices are on the third floor, and I have no problems taking the stairs there, especially if it means avoiding the aftershave-soaked dudes who like to ride up to the second floor. (Grrr.) But in our other building, our offices are on the fourth floor, and I will take the elevator even if it's filled with farm animals. Which isn't out of the question, since the USDA has offices in that building.

I don't even like going down four flights of stairs, just because of all the left turns involved. It's like a dang NASCAR race. If it was one long, straight flight down from the fourth floor, I'd be okay with it. Or a slide. A slide would be fun. Why can't buildings be equipped with slides?

There isn't really a point to this post. This is just the sequence of thoughts that went through my mind at 9:55 this morning, on the way to a 10:00 meeting. This is what it's like to be me... I go through this all day long. Trust me: it's a curse, not a blessing.
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Comment #1 from Crouching Hamster (Guest)
2007 May 9 - 11:33 pm : #
No way!
Comment #2 from JohnC (Guest)
2007 May 10 - 10:48 am : #
Do you count the stairs as you climb them? Even if you have counted them before? If you didn't, will you do it now?

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