I have bad knees. Steps are problematic. As we were discussing where we should meet, my husband said "The first entrance has only 15 steps that would be better than the 20 at the other entrance."
I asked how would he possibly know how many steps there are.
He then asked me, "What do you mean?"
I repeated, "How would you know how many steps there are?"
He said "Everyone knows. "
I asked out loud "Everyone knows how many steps there are? How?"
"By counting them."
"You count the steps?'"
"Everybody counts the steps."
"What do you mean?"
"I have never counted steps."
I had another thought."Do you know how many steps are in our house?"
"Of course! Don't you?'
Could see the confusion now.. in his pale face.
I discovered after 28 years of marriage he counts ceiling tiles too. And scoops of mulch. And the seconds it takes for the elevator. And pillars. And loves mile markers especially. This was all very big news to me. I thought this was one of the craziest things in the world, he thought it was one of the craziest things that I didn't count stuff...he never even imagined that people go through life without counting things. So we took a poll in our house...4 of my kids count steps and tiles and miles and 4 of my kids don't. The other half never considered the other halves habits..and had no idea such people even existed....
Do you count things?