“A Panther in Blue Jeans”

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

However, there are few things that I find interesting about the Panther.

The Panther has to park in the same parking spot every day. There are lots of folks who are like this, but I honestly don’t think the Panther would get out of his car if he didn’t get to park in his chosen spot. His unmarked, but chosen parking spot is in the middle of a large parking lot. It’s not on the end, it’s in the middle.

We all understand this and don’t park there.

Whether the parking lot is full or completely empty, the Panther takes the same route to the door. It involves many 90 degree turns and never crossing a white line. The Panther will never walk straight to his car. Babe Ruth had the thing with the cabbage in his hat; the Panther won’t cross a white line.

It’s strange, but I still kind of understand.

Before I say this next part, please don’t think that I am being unkind. As noted, if anyone were to watch me on a regular basis, they would rightfully think that I have very strange habits and rituals. I have to have a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cake at a certain time of day and I have to take the same route to the snack cabinet to go get the wonderful oatmeal pie. I also have blackboards and whiteboards all over the walls of my office and I enjoy standing on tables when I write on them.

The Panther has to wash his hands in the bathrooms on all three floors when he washes his hands. He really does. It is his regiment and his business; he goes from floor to floor. We just find it interesting. The way I see it, it helps him think and do his research.

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