Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Do you still shake the thermometer?

Beloit College has released its annual Mindset List, which for some reason didn't make me feel as old as it usually does (except for the knowledge that most college freshmen this year were born when I was a junior in high school). One entry in the list really caught my eye, though:

#17. They have never had to “shake down” an oral thermometer.

Now, tell me. How many of you shake the digital thermometer, simply out of habit? I used to catch myself doing it almost every time.