Swinging Legs

Something struck me this morning during my doctor’s appointment. No… it wasn’t one of those hammers they used to use on your knee to test your reflexes. It was a thought. That’s what struck me.

And, yeah, everything’s fine. Just a follow-up appointment to make sure all my vitals are still good after my physical a few months back. Blood pressure’s looking good again, so the medication is doing its job.

Anyway, I was sitting on the padded table with the butcher paper and my legs were hanging over the side. As I waited for the doctor to come in for the appointment, I noticed my legs were swinging as they hung down.

That’s right, I’m short. I have short legs. And as I sat on the table, my feet didn’t reach the stool that is necessary to climb onto the table.

It made me think about a time when I was at Kings Dominion or Carowinds or some other amusement park. This was years ago… I observed people who were on a roller coaster. The kind of roller coaster where your legs would hang down. As those thrill seekers waited for the coaster to take off up the hill, I noticed that there are two types of people.

There are those whose legs swing when hanging free. And there are those whose legs stay completely still.

The psychologist/sociologist in me couldn’t help but wonder… What does it say about someone’s personality if they are or are not a leg swinger?

Which category do you fall into? What do you think it says about you?

4 thoughts on “Swinging Legs

  1. Definitely a leg swinger. But I find that I rotate my leg/foot even when I’m just sitting on the couch. A Google search calls this Restless Leg Syndrome but I don’t know if it’s actually that or if I just feel like moving my foot.

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