OK, every once in a while I stop at dunkin donuts before work. It is a smaller one, but hey it's on my way. Anyway, I don't go in there enough to be a "regular". But, let me tell you, if you are a regualar, the people that work there know exactly what you what the second you walk in the door.
You can hear them say, "Large, skim, 2 sugars" or "Old fashioned, large black". If I went in there all the time, I can guarantee that I would walk in the door and they would say "Medium hot tea with milk and sugar, glazed stick". What is my point you ask?? I am predictable.
That's right, I am very predictable. I can meet my husband at a casual dining place and he could order a full meal for me. Burger, no tomato, diet coke, side of fries. I am not saying that I never deviate from that, but if he ordered that I would be perfectly happy.
It's not just the food. That is who I am. I get in a grove and just do the same thing over and over again. I don't really like change.
It's funny, I stayed at a crappy job for almost 9 years because that was my routine. I only left because I moved and it would have taken me 1 1/2 hours to get to and from work. That moved changed everything, and my "regular" went out the window.
When I moved, everything that was regular in my life changed, and all at once. New job, new town, new husband, new school for Colin.....new start. It was of course a change for the better, but it took a while to get used to my new regular.
To end - maybe next time I order my hot tea I will order light and sweet instead of milk and sugar.....boy I am a rebel :)