Every week someone asks me about my leg.
After two months of walking with crutches, the muscles got very week.
But I’m in the gym three days a week, it’s getting stronger, and sometimes I can even hear…
A Good Expression
I was about to sit down at the leg press machine when a young man who had just been using the machine told me to wait.
He got a few paper towels and a spray bottle, walked over to the machine and sprayed and wiped everything he had touched.
I told him that wasn’t necessary and he replied:
“It’s a common courtesy.”
“What good English they speak here!” was my first thought.
(a common courtesy is a nice, polite thing to do for someone you don’t know; for example, flushing the toilet in a public bathroom is a common courtesy)
Then my second thought was, “No, it’s not.”
First of all, there was no sweat on the machine and therefore nothing to clean.
Second of all, if we sprayed and wiped everything we touch we’d need to wake up an hour earlier to have enough time for all that spraying and wiping.
What do you think?