Spoon in the bottle
I’m a bit apprehensive to make this post, only because it may cause so much anxiety or confusion! But that never deterred me before, so here goes. Well no – first off, I do not require tutorials, advice or explanations from anybody! And – I’m not into a debate on any of this, so everybody can clear off now or suffer reading more, at their own peril! [Disclaimer at the end as usual]
I wondered, “Why?” So I asked “why?“. I’m given a clear answer – which I shall not reveal just yet. I thought the answer did not make sense.
So what next? I decided to send these exact images to 5 people in my ‘inner circle’. Just to be clear I have no friends, seek none and maintain no friendships (and I’ve explained that before – and I’m not changing!).
Now hold everything! I’m NOT embarrassing any of the respondents, as I reveal what happened next – because they are not named or identified in the slightest! If they wanna sack me – that’s totally fine.
The question to them was this, “Do you understand this? It’s not mine.” Well.. well – the simplest question led to all manner of responses (and I do not post all).
One of the first responses was “Well whose is then?(sic).” So I’m thinking, “Is that an answer to the question? It clearly isn’t!” I repeated the question several times – as I get things like “So that is not your wine? Whose is it then ?”
One person responded with “Yes I do it’s a bottle of fizz with a spoon in to stop it going flat😋” Well at least I got a ‘Yes’ and an explanation that I did not seek. I did not ask “What is your understanding of it?”
In another response which did not give the binary ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, there was some discussion which revealed, “Human nature to try and be helpful, think we are conditioned from a young age that a simple monosyllabic response is rude…”
At this point some will be distracted by a response above which referred to the spoon stopping the fizz from going flat. This was the very initial response I received which I said I would withhold. I did not believe that a spoon in an open bottle of fizz could prevent (to any degree) it going flat. I knew it was a myth because it was totally disconnected from the basic science of the whole thing. Ooooh.. “what’s that?“- somebody is likely to ask – whilst declaring the following in probability: a) I was always bad at science or b) I’m not a scientist or c) I’m not very clever etc etc i.e. the usual round of cop outs. Did I say ‘probability’? Yes I did – just double checking. The true science is here for all to read but not everybody will read it – cuz they would wish to maintain their belief system.
So – what’s next? Some points important (if only to me) emerge:
- People find it difficult to give a straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to a simple question.
- People justify giving long answers to simple questions on the grounds of trying to be ‘helpful’ or with a wish not to be perceived as rude.
- The binary answer (yes or no) causes some degree of discomfort based on cultural programmings, that run very deep.
- Myths are very powerful.
- People tend to believe strongly what they’ve been ‘told’ or garbage that they may read in popular media. Did I say ‘everybody’? I did NOT!
Stupid – the mythological figment of my imagination – has been banging to get in on this post. I have refused entry! End off!