Dentists, Lie Detectors and Liars

Top question asked by Dentists:

“How often do you floss?”

What? Seriously? Why even ask that question? Because damned if I do and damned if i don’t tell the truth–they already know the answer! I was sitting in the dentists’ chair this afternoon while he probed my gums to check for gum disease just waiting for the inevitable question.

Him: “You floss much?”

Me: “Yash! Awmosh evey ‘ay” (his fingers were in my mouth).

Not that I can blame Dentists. Its a surefire way to check and see if your patient is a liar. If more people realized this, I’m sure dental appointments on video conference would be mandated by hiring managers.

“Good work history…check. Strong people skills…check. Excellent references…check. Not a liar…check.”

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i’m going on record

i watch The Bachelor. i said it. Yes, i watch that depraved, animalistic, stone-age version of romance. So shoot me.  I think its fascinating.

There are so many elements of the show that I find to be either proof that it’s rigged, or sometimes I even wonder if they are not all paid actors. Watching the journey of the women, as they immediately fall for the Bachelor and one by one get their hearts broken because the man of their dreams is publicly cheating on them and then dumping them, is an irresistible study in human behavior.  You could write entire books on the psychological environment on that show. Anyway, enough about my dirty secret.

Ok. so you remember that “no backspacing” idea i had at the beginning? turns out–thats not a great idea. lately i’ve noticed that i will start typing something (i type mostly by touch) and realize that my fingers are writing different words than i’m thinking–like completely different! If i didn’t use the “Back Space” button, that last sentence would have looked something like this. would have thrusday definately lotion. see? not good. What is wrong with me?

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