Tell Me If I’m Wrong
It’s fun to let your imagination run loose, to “work backwards” and deduce something just from personal experience, without knowing the facts first hand. For example, I could say that the makers of some processed foods don’t want you to know what’s in them. Why would I deduce that? Because why else would they print the ingredients in a size of font that’s so difficult to read?
Here are other examples of information that I have deduced in the same way. I didn’t think it necessary to explain how I reached these conclusions!
Tell me if I’m wrong, but I’ve concluded that:
- The people who plan the seating for economy sections of aircraft fly business class.
- The people who design and manufacture adhesives for medical tape and ECG electrodes aren’t hairy.
- The municipal councillors who put in place “traffic calmers” (intentional bottlenecks) don’t drive and don’t live on that street.
- Institutions whose phone recordings state over and over: “We are sorry to keep you waiting. Someone will be with you shortly,” are wrong on both counts.
- Buttons for pedestrians to push to cross the street aren’t connected to anything, even if they light up. They are there to keep us occupied and make us feel we are in control.
- When an unfamiliar voice on the phone greets you by name and asks, “How are you this evening?” you are being asked for a donation.
Just as an exercise, can you add to this list from your own experience? I’d really be interested to hear if you have come to your own conclusions this way. Please feel free to comment below!
Speaking of exercise, here is a second version of my Celtic tune, Time and the River, with a fast beat. It has none of the emotion of the original on Music in Search of a Movie, of course. It’s not meant to. It’s only intended to give some musical incentive to exercise. I hope you find it… moving.