One thing I find about being a BA is that I can’t switch the analysis off. I am forever analysing situations and interactions, well outside of the “day job”. I suspect many of us have this trait, and it may well be at least mildly irritating to those around us. 🙂
I recently went into “analysis mode” having checked into a hotel, exhausted after running a workshop. I went to put my clothes in the wardrobe, and I noticed two all-too-common minor irritations that regular travels will recognise:
- There were fewer hangers than I needed
- The hangers were of the “anti-theft” type, where the hanging loop is permanently attached to the rail
Unfortunately, these particular hangers were old and worn, meaning that they didn’t fit well and whenever weight was applied to them (e.g. by adding a shirt) they fell to the ground. As I sighed looking at a wardrobe full of crumpled shirts now neatly scrunched into a pile on the very bottom of the wardrobe, I couldn’t help wonder why hotels use these weird hangers. Even a few ten pence wire coat-hangers would be better than this nonsense….