I work in a three story building. My office, lab, and teaching space are on the first floor. The departmental office, kitchen, and chair’s office are on the second floor. The third floor contains some colleagues’ offices, labs, classrooms, etc.
Obviously, most of my time is spent on first floor, but most days I wander up to second floor at some point. I get to third floor <1 x per week. And >90% of the time, on my way back down, I get off at second floor rather than first. Despite the fact that the doors are painted different colors coming off the stairway. And I always feel like an idiot. I am consoled only by the fact that my fellow first-floor residents report having the same problem.
If you are faculty, how are you becoming the stereotypical absent minded professor? If you’re not on the faculty, share your favorite stories. Make me feel better please!