Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Game of Idiots

There’s a little game I’m rather keen on playing. I don’t have a name for it, but it works more often than statistically likely.

Let’s say you’re driving down the road. You’re going the traditional 5 miles over the limit, but then you find yourself behind a car that is going at or below the speed limit. For whatever reason, you can forget about getting around this car. What do you do?

After I’ve had enough of this jerk, I’ll look ahead to the next intersection. Long before I get there, I’ll turn on my turn signal. Chances are better than 80/20 they will turn on their turn signal and turn whichever direction I signaled. Then I turn mine off and keep driving straight.

I’m not exactly sure why this works so well, but it kinda makes me wonder about the nature of reality. So far my best guess is that there’s a secret government program that pays people to go out and drive in a legal but irritating fashion. Why? Who knows. It’s stupid conspiracy theory I made up to amuse myself as to why turning on my turn signal tends to make the car in front of me spontaneously decide they want to turn down that road. If you got a better theory that doesn’t just dismiss my experience as some kind of cognitive bias, then lay it on me.



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