Imagine you enter a public restroom. There are three stalls. The one furthest to the left is a handicapped stall. The center and right stalls are regular stalls. However the far right stall is occupied.
Which stall do you choose?
Some of you will say, "Choose the furthest stall to the left because sitting right next to someone in another stall when there is another stall open is freaky and weird."
Others of you will be quick to point out: "Taking a handicapped stall when there is an open stall is rude!"
Hence we are left with two undesirable outcomes. You are either freakish or rude. You're either creepin' in on someone's personal space or you hate handicapped people.
Don't even try to tell me the answer is simple. It is not. Oh trust, me I have done the research. I have inquired into it many times, over many seasons of my life, and the answer is ever changing, ever divisive — a veritable moving target of manners. There is no one right answer. It's chicken-or-the-egg in its elusiveness.
But I'm asking you now. Just between us. Which one would you choose? Do not answer lightly. You will be judged. You will be summed up and categorized. Your fellow commenters will narrow their eyes and look at you differently after this. That's not even including the silent hundreds who will look on without comment ... oh but you can rest assured they will look on with judgment. Hot, angry judgement. If they could strike at you with Heaven's thunderbolts, they would, dear stall-chooser, they would indeed.
|I can't believe you chose that stall.|
So which one is it? I need to know.