Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Why not just bring in the OED and brush up on vocab?

On my way out of the men's room at work today, I noticed that ther was a copy of The Economist neatly tucked away in one fo the stalls. It got me thinking: let's say you feel a need to use the facilities, how long are you expecting it to take if you say to yourself "Hey, this is probably going to take a while - I'd better bring along some light reading. Hmmm...what do I have that would fit the bill...a-HA! The Economist, that'll keep me entertained while I'm doin' my bid-ness!"

Even more disturbing was the fact that the address label had been *cut* out off the cover. So not only did this guy know he was going to take long enough to warrant bringing along a relatively hefty magazine, but he knew it would take so long that he'd finish it and decide to leave it in the stall behind him.

I don't know about ya'll, but that seems a little screwy...


Grafs said...

I never understood reading in the bathroom, but I SURELY don't understand reading the Economist. Take it from someone who has an undergrad in economics.

J.Bro said...

You say it was tucked away, so I have to assume this is some sort of undercover assignment rather than actual bathroom bid-ness. Like, "Well, Joe, I'm headed off to the men's room!" at 3:15, then "You know, Joe, I think we should be more concerned with mid-rate growth caps in developing markets, which as I'm sure you know, are a source of capital gains and have lead all gainers for eighteen fiscal quarters."