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Secret Val Things
Some of you may know that I have a degree in mathematics. Some of you may not know. But now you do. Normally, I don't live the life of the mathematician, but occasionally, I slip into weird habits.
Like this one. I have a weird tendency, when working with numbers, to break them down in my mind to the prime factors. I don't just mean powers of 2, either. I mean, like, 45 is two 3s and a 5. 51 is 3 and 17. It's terribly geeky of me.

Now, a discussion on restroom hygiene. Have I said this before? Anyway, here's how it is (in America, anyway):
- drop trou
- do yer bidness
- clean yourself using the tissues provided
- re-trou
- flush
- wash hands

Anyone see what's wrong with this picture? Yes, you do! You re-trou PRIOR to washing hands! Which means your hand funk is all over your trousers, or your stockings, and if you tuck your shirt in you have to account for that as well! And you did all that with hand funk! There should be a washbasin in the stall, so you can wash first and THEN tuck your shirt in. Sure, at home, you can get up and wash your hands and then tuck your shirt in, but in public restrooms that sort of thing might not be quite accepted. Especially those restrooms that have the door that opens towards the washbasins, which would expose you.
Sure, in a perfect world, you could put your shorts on, then go wash your hands with your pants around your ankles and your shirt hanging, but we don't live in a perfect world. We live in a world of nappy shirt-tails.
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From:heyjana
I've been goosed!
Date: March 26th, 2004 - 10:58 am
 Hmm...
That's actually a really great idea.
From:lobotomymonkey
I've been goosed!
Date: March 26th, 2004 - 11:32 am
 
Here is a math joke for you:

What is the square root of 69?

8 something.
From:raditzsex
Can you feel the love?
Date: March 26th, 2004 - 11:58 am
 
We had a corrollary to that one back in the day, but I forgot it now.
From:macklinr
Stop asking about milk already.
Date: March 26th, 2004 - 11:53 am
 
Whack. I just had the same idea this morning (though admittedly whiel doing the standing-up variety). Then I read your LJ.

I find coincidence of thought this disturbingly refreshing.
From:raditzsex
Can you feel the love?
Date: March 26th, 2004 - 11:59 am
 
See? The public demands clean shirttails!
From:xaosenkosmos
I saved you a seat.
Date: March 26th, 2004 - 07:49 pm
 
Old but appropriate nerd joke:

One day, a huge computer hardware and software conference is held. Engineers from all the big companies are there. During the lunch break, three engineers all head to the rest rooms.

The first one walks in, takes a leak, and then proceeds to wash his hands. After washing them, he goes over to the paper dispenser, and takes reams and reams of paper. He then spends the next 10 minutes drying his hands, until there is no moisture left. As he walks out, he says to the others waiting, "At Microsoft, we're very thorough."

The next man walks in, takes a leak, then washes his hands. He then takes only 1 sheet of paper towel. He then dries his hands, making sure that he dries every single drop of water, using only one sheet of paper towel. After every single molecule of paper towel is soaked, and his hands are completely dry, he walks out, commenting that, "At Intel, we're thorough, and efficient."

Finally, the third engineer walks in, takes a leak, and then walks straight out again, saying, "At Sun, we don't piss on our hands.
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