I should know better than to leave coffee or water or food next to my laptop. In fact, technically I do know better. Yet, earlier this week I knocked over some water and some of it did invade my laptop and now here I am lighter in the wallet and anxiously awaiting the return of my laptop. The good news, I had just taken full backups.
Still, I do know better, so why did it happen at all? And now that I have faced the consequences of my irresponsible behavior, how long will it take before I lapse back into my bad habit and place coffee or water next to my laptop?
I also know if I eat popcorn for lunch two days in a row I am going to have a stomach ache.
I know I should not enter an intersection that is blocked with traffic, because the light may turn red and I may be trapped in the intersection, blocking even more traffic.
I know if I agree to teach an all day class and then agree to teach an evening class I am going to be dog tired and have a sore throat.
OK, enough about me. The real point is most of us have things where we know better but we do it anyway. What is that about?
I would love to hear your opinion on this one. What are your ‘I know better than to’ items? Why do you think you do these things anyway? Is it laziness (too hard to change); is it that the consequences are not severe enough? What is it?