Friday, October 13, 2006

OCD or Lazy?

Have you ever noticed that there are some people out there who seem to be completely incapable of doing things for themselves? For example, this morning as a friend and I were walking out of one of buildings on campus, there was a young woman in front of us, also heading out the door. She walks up, starts to push the door open with the panic bar, stops, and then reaches across her body with her left hand (she had a cell pressed into the side of her head with the right), and pushed the handicapped button. (You know, the one which makes the door open on its own.) My friend and I exchanged rather incredulous looks, and proceeded to wonder aloud if she so lazy that she didn't want to open the door herself (with the phone taking up all her attention, we weren't really worried about her over-hearing us). We reached two possible conclusions.

1. She had a little OCD and simply could not help but push the button. Possible, but not very likely we decided.

2. Yes, she was simply that lazy.

We decided to go with #2.

3 comments:

Theodore Trumblebunks, I, Esq. said...

"Have you ever noticed that there are some people out there who seem to be completely incapable of doing things for themselves?"

Rogue, of course I have! This describes the entire west-coast, liberal elite, standing around with their hands out. I vote #3 - she was a lazy liberal.

Lazy liberals using the handicap button, why do you hate America?

-Theodore Trumblebunks, I, Esq.

Dorky Dad said...

Maybe she just LOVES big buttons. My 2-year-old loves big buttons. Who's to say that she doesn't?

RogueHistorian said...

Well, to be honest, I, as a guy, have a bit of a complusion to push buttons myself. Especailly big red ones . . .