Modern Behavior

July 17, 2020

I read “The Modern Day Mind Killer.” The write up contained an interesting factoid. In a Rona world, the good old buffet line may become problematic. Nevertheless, here’s the item:

I recently came across a study of the behavior of people in a buffet line. The results blew me away. At the average breakfast buffet, the first item was taken by 75% of the diners (even when the order of the items was reversed). Two-thirds of all the food taken came from the first three items, regardless of how long the buffet was.

The author points out:

We are less in control of our actions and decisions than we think we are.

This seems like a useful observation.

Stephen E Arnold, July 17, 2020


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