Every time I get something out of the refrigerator, I leave the door wide open.
I think, in my mind, I just know I'm going to have to open it again to put that thing back.
and I also think that I'm going to be really quick with that thing.
but it always ends up taking longer than I thought.
and i turn around to see the refrigerator door wide open behind me.
I've done it all my life.
my father used to get very frustrated with this little quirk of mine.
but i still do it.
don't tell me i'm wasting energy and killing the environment.
because i already know that.
(we won't even talk about how i leave the water running while i brush my teeth, or how i buy water bottles by the case at costco and drink like 4 a day and don't even recycle, or how i don't take my own reusable bag to the grocery store and instead double up on the plastic sacks so they make it home on my long walk without ripping.)
I'm not telling you this because i'm proud.
its a sad fact, really.
so maybe i'll do better.
starting with my water bottle that i'm drinking right now.