I have made a discovery. Only about 1 out of 4 people is an early flusher — well, at least according to the poll below as of Sept 29, 2011 .
S0, when do you flush?
- Later flushers wait until they are all done peeing and then flush.
- Early flushers try to anticipate when they will finish peeing. They then try to flush so that just as the last bit of water is going down the toilet, they have just finished peeing.
I confess, I am an early flusher. The downside of early flushers is that sometimes we get it wrong and have to decide: “Do I wait until the toilet is full enough to allow a second flush, or is it OK to leave that amount of pee in the toilet?”
So, take the survey below so we can see the numbers. And then, if you feel gutsy, tell us why you do what you do? Do you think early flushers have some shared personality trait? Do you ever think of questions like these?
Several years ago I mentioned this to a friend. He said he didn’t know which he was. The next day he said he watched himself and realized that he waited until he was done peeing to flush — he was a late flusher. Three weeks later my friend said he was angry at me because now he couldn’t pee without think about me and my question.
So why this post?
- It is a practice in awareness — mundane as it may be.
- It is trying to understand why some people question every day occurrences more readily than others.
But why “peeing” for God’s sake?
- I think eating, defecating, sleeping, sexing, breathing, moving and talking are some of the most interesting habits to watch because we all do them and usually do them purely automatically. Personal, visceral observations can help jostle the juggernaut of habit.