Sunday, December 16, 2007

There's a part

in A Wild Sheep Chase where the narrator's girlfriend asks him to talk for five minutes. Apparently she gets every new person she meets to do this and then judges them completely opposite to how they portray themselves. I always found this do be a rather interesting idea. And most recently I've even put an amended rule of my own into practice, I now mostly judge people completely opposite to how they talk about themselves.

I mean just think about it: The roommate who always says they "go the extra mile for their roommates." The boss who says they are an open and straightforward person. The other boss who says they are always available before leaving for Hong Kong for a month. The coworker who says that they're a bitch. The high school classmate who insists that they are really just very normal and want normal things out of life.

What do you all think?


Factorial said...

I think you might be on to something. On the other hand, I say I'm a bitch and I am a bitch.

lovelesscynic said...

not as much of one as you would think. And certainly not as much of one as someone who says they're a nice person.

Lizard said...

remember how a certain ex of mine was totally convinced that his outlook was totally normal and everyone who didn't look at the world like him was the freak?

people don't make any sense.

Magniloquence said...

So does that mean I'm really a shy quiet person or a sociable outgoing one?