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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 12

Today is my first day on the HCG diet (round 3). I am hoping since it has been about a year since I did it last.... that I will be able to lose 20 pounds. I will let you know how it goes. I'm hoping to see good results and for it not to be too painful.

The other day, I was in the bathroom and there was a lady who left the bathroom without washing her hands. I think this is gross. WAY gross. Why would you NOT wash your hands after going to the bathroom? This reminded me of a conversation that I had at my previous job (we had a lot of interesting conversation there). My co-worker (male) had just come out of the bathroom and he said a guy went to the bathroom, didn't wash his hands and then picked up a soda he had set down and left. He came back and told us how gross this was. He also said this sadly was not uncommon to see in the men's bathroom. I was totally shocked and grossed out. I hardly EVER notice this happening in the girls bathroom. I think the majority of girls wash their hands before leaving. I wanted to make sure he was being honest, so I started asking different guys what they think the percentage is of guys who wash their hands after going to the bathroom. When I asked most guys said 50-60%. EWW!!!! I even asked one of the male managers. He also said 60%. I looked it up online and studies that have been done show women at 90% and men at 75%. A little bit higher, but still! All I can say is Why? Can anyone explain this to me please?

I have already decided that for some reason I attract awkwardness. I don't know why, but I do. Do you ever wonder though... what makes people decide to be awkward? Example: One time I went to go see a movie. My friends had all left to go get snacks and such before the movie started so I was a lone... the only one sitting in my row (I was towards the middle). All of the sudden, this guy comes and sits in the seat RIGHT next to me. There were SO many empty seats. First thought was maybe he thought I was cute and wanted to talk to me before the movie started. I would be okay with this. After he sat down next to me, he didn't say anything. Not one word. It was so weird. I didn't know what to do. I didn't say anything either. Later my friends came back and soon after that his wife joined him on his other side. Usually people at least have one seat between them and someone they don't know if there are LOTS of available seats. Does anyone else think that is weird? I sure did.

Speaking of wanting space, does anyone else have a space bubble? Or is it just me? When we went to see the play "Once Upon A Mattress" I had my friend Sara on one side of me and a stranger girl on the other side of me. It's a full house, you can't have empty seats in between you. I get that. This stranger girl was totally invading the space bubble though. She had her mom sitting on the other side of her, but she was leaning into me and eating her popcorn in my face and touching my side with her elbow because she was leaning into me. If I know the person (like if Sara had been doing it) I would not have cared, but a stranger? Come on! I need my personal space. All I am asking is that you lean into your mom instead of me. Is that too much to ask?


Abby Wright said...

Oh I have comments. As for bathrooom hand washing...men never do, expecially at their home. When you get married you will see your husband just NEVER does it and cleaning the towlet is also so much fun when you swear they can't aim! I am a little OCD about washing my hands. I wash them while singing the Alphabet to know exactly how long it takes to get them clean:)
As for space...I am totally that guy who sat next to you. I learned on my mission to lose the bubble. I am always about making open space on the end of the isle for people to sit expecially people who are looking for 2 seats together. Jared thinks I am weird too for doing that. He has the one seat rule between him and another person and 2 if it another dude. But NO you will not eat in my face or touch my arm. I hate that even at church when someones arm is resting on mine or skin and skin touch. NOPE

T-Ray said...

Thank you! I am glad you agree with me. I feel a little less crazy now. :o)

jamie hixon said...

Space bubble invasion happened to me at Mary Poppins! Majorly. From a little-ish girl. She wasn't so little that she shouldn't know not to lean on a stranger, though.
Also... GROSS about the hand washing. Boys should wash more than girls if anything. Dan is a hand washer, thank goodness.

Desiree said...

I disagree with Abby about married guys not washing their hands. Chuck ALWAYS washes his hands. And in public restrooms, regardless of where it is I always get my paper towels ready and turn everything off with the paper towel and leave the bathroom with it. Places are putting garbages next to the bathroom doors just for that reason and I'm so grateful.
As far as the space bubble I'm so with you on ALL counts. I always leave a seat in between unless it is like a play. Even then. Leaning in? No megusta!
You're not crazy. If you are, I'm right there with you. :)