Maybe It’s Just Me
I was riding in the car with a coworker the other day and I found out something that blew my mind.
On most car radios, there are six buttons that you can program to automatically go to your favorite radio stations. Some have more than that, but six is a sorta-standard. The FM band on radios goes from 87.8 to 108.0 here in the US, from left to right like you’d normally read ascending numbers.
Logically, then, if you’ve got six favorite stations, it makes complete sense to put them from left to right on your favorite buttons, lowest number on the far left, highest number on the far right. Right?
Apparently not to everyone. My coworker said, “Nuh uh. Your favorite station goes on the first button because it’s #1! Also, it’s closer to you [as the driver], so it’s easier to push.”
I could never bring myself to function in that way, but it got me wondering how many other people think like him. You know what that means… Poll time!
Please answer honestly, as this seemingly-simple poll could be the basis of someone’s life’s work on how people think.