A Simple Test of Humanity
Perhaps I read too much into a simple coat rack at my dentist. But I think this is a simple test of humanity.
How Do You Score On A Simple Test of Humanity?
Imagine this scenario and what you’d do.
You walk into your new dentist office on a cold and rainy day. You shake out your umbrella outside, under the small porch overhang and come inside and take off your slightly wet raincoat. And then you see these three hooks. You’re the first patient in the waiting room so far.
What do you do with your umbrella and raincoat?
It would be so easy to hang my umbrella on the lowest hook and my coat on the highest hook. This would obviously prevent anyone else from using the hooks for their coats. Although it’s possible they might hang their coat on top of mine. I honestly couldn’t possibly be so rude as to cover the two other hooks with my coat. Even if it meant someone else’s coat might be dripping on mine while I had my teeth cleaned and examined. It’s a raincoat after all…it’s meant to be dripped on, no?
Other than a test to see how thoughtful or thoughtless you are of others, I find this coat-hook arrangement to be kind of annoying, but it is a very small area and there weren’t many other options. But it did have me thinking about how others would hang their coats.
Despite what seemed like incessant and frenetic knitting, I wasn’t able to finish my latest scarf.
But I’m on the last part and will finish soon. Especially since it’s getting narrower and narrower as I go. I’m not usually one who like rustic, uneven knitted items, but I am LOVING this one. It’s been incredibly freeing to not have it be perfect and just enjoy the tactile and visual aesthetics of this scarf.