I count stairs. Compulsively, perhaps. Subconsciously, most likely.
Most of the time, I start counting without even knowing it, only noticing once I've reached an abnormally large number or thought of something else. This is mostly because I get bored very easily. So I count steps and stairs. Though most often just stairs.
I also come up with nifty blog posts while I walk, although sadly, they never turn out that great when I finally sit down and type them up.
But back to the stairs.
Today, I worked the Habs vs. Bruins game at the Bell Center. I had a ridiculously awesome time. Ridiculous because for once, I actually fulfilled my job title. I ran around a lot! But it was all in good fun, and I stepped up and got things done, not only on time, but usually well. At least, that's what I've gathered from the feedback I received.
But that's besides the point.
The point is, I took the metro to get to work, and therefore got off at the Lucien-L'allier station. Did you know that, ironically, there are 24 steps leading up from the metro platform up to the exit where the security guard watches as you feed the machine?
24 steps for 24 Stanley Cups.
Hopefully, that symbolism won't be true after the Montreal Canadiens' Centennial celebrations.
I don't tend to count escalator steps, because, well, the number varies based on speed of ascension or descent, and because it just doesn't count.
However, I do know that there are 3 x 10 steps going from the metro station to the super secret super stinky tunnel to the Lucien-L'allier train station, and therefore, into the Bell Centre.
Usually, I cut through the train station and go down the stairs at the other end of the station, heading down to St-Antoine Street and the media entrance.
There number of stairs in that set has an average of 20.66666666666 (to infinity and beyond!), with the sequencing as follows (from station to street): 21, 19, 22. One has to wonder why they didn't make them all 20 or 21. I'm sure it would have worked out.
So to recap, that's a total of 116 steps and 3 escalators for me to get from the metro platform to the media entrance.
Not that I'm complaining... It's good exercise!