Why do I do this?

Let there be light - Light
@Humbug25 (12551)
November 6, 2008 5:30am CST
Now the nights are drawing in a lot quicker I am obviously using the lights inside my house a lot more. Tell me something though, why do I walk up the stairs and then turn the light on? It makes no sense to do this at all. Am I saving electric by doing this? Maybe a few seconds, the amount of time it takes me to reach the top of my stairs but not enough to make any significant difference to my electric bill! What other reason could I possibly have? Does anyone else do this? Why?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Oh yeah, I have done that before. Mostly when I am going down the stairs to the basement where I am now myLotting. I would say half the time I turn on the light when I get to the bottom.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Dec 08
Hi ya lilybug It's funny that isn't it? Thanks for your response
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
6 Nov 08
What about carrying a torch? Or using a matches and candles :) On a serious note one has to be cautious not to use excessive lighting but you cannot live in darkness either. I don't think that you will save a lot of money on electricity by not putting lights on when climbing the stairs.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Nov 08
Hi ronaldinu I don't think this is the reason for me doing this I am just guessing or actually more like clutching at straws and trying to figure out why I do it!! Thanks for your response
@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Nov 08
Yes I do Humbug. I also walk out of rooms and switch the light off and then on again? Why? I think that we think that we ought to switch the light on or off and spend the time walking up the stairs thinking "better switch on the light" and then we do so quite involuntarily. Potty, but then humans are!
@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Nov 08
Hello p1kf1sh Phew! I am so glad I am not the only one!! I think with me it is more of the case that I know where I am going when I go up the stairs until I get to the top and can't see anything so I then put the light on, that is until I trip up the stairs!! LOL
@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Nov 08
PS Thanks for your response!
@liisafiat (660)
• Latvia
20 Dec 08
Hmmm...Maybe for a few seconds, but within a year those seconds collects into an hour! Have You ever thought about it this way? No? Yes? Or maybe You enjoy darkness....Like me. :)
@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Dec 08
Hi ya liisafiat I do like being in darkness sometimes, there's something peaceful about darkness! Thanks for your response