I always drive Helen crazy with my fidgeting about. I never really sit still, which first became a problem at church years ago when they made the kids sit through the entire service. Now I always fear that I am being rude at the movies or a play.
But it turns out that this is just a sign of my incredible health. As reported in the Times on Friday ("The Fit Tend to Fidget, and Biology May be Why"):
"Overweight people have a tendency to sit, while lean ones have trouble holding still and spend two hours more a day on their feet, pacing around and fidgeting, researchers are reporting in findings published today."
So there, sweetheart. If anyone ever challenges my fidgeting at a nice evening out, I'll politely say, "It's not boorishness, it's biology."