Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Normal Dining?

Here is an image of a bell-shaped distribution on the baseboards of booths at a restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland. Could it be that the pattern is caused when the wait staff set, clear,or deliver food to the table? Imagine a server scuffing the baseboards with his shoes, rubbing the wood smooth in a pattern that shows typical foot placement. Or is the pattern the residual polish left after customers scuff the wood next to their seats as they slide into the booth? I think I prefer the former explanation.
What do you think?

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