Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Object Lessons


I talk to inanimate objects a lot.


These are typically not the most thrilling conversations.


They hardly ever respond to me.


In fact, sometimes I think they aren’t even listening.



I hadn’t realized just how often I talk to things, though, until my brother started answering on their behalf.



That was also when I realized that the objects may have a fair reason not to obey me:


I’m not giving them nearly enough positive reinforcement.


Their work environment can get downright hostile.


So I’ve got a new plan of action. I’ll keep you posted on the results.


10 comments:

  1. your stulpid fat brotherJuly 11, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    to be fair i only started doing it to you because someone started doing it to me

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  2. iwmamn soerryo sasamam

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    1. At this point, the coffee grinder seems pretty unrepentant to me...

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  3. I do this too!!! Haha. Keep up the funnies, Clara!

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    1. It's always a relief when other people are crazy in the same way.

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  4. That's not where we keep the tuna...:P

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    1. That's why, if you see it there, you have to say "Hello!" Then follow it up with "How did you get here and where are your labels?"

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  5. This is great.

    As always, rememeber the feelings of your things. They have feelings too... right?

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    1. Absolutely! Even if protecting those feelings makes life exceedingly complicated for the other humans nearby!

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