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Blinding flash of the obvious

Thursday, February 10, 2005
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Let me ask you a question. What is about the human nature that annoys you the most?
Well, for me the inherent habit of stating the obvious does the trick.
Everywhere I go, people will incessantly talk something like this.

At a movie theater: "Oh, you are here to see the movie too?"
Me thinking:"Nah, just wandered down here to look at you and have fun seeing the expressions you make during the movie"

At an exam center: "Oh, you are giving the exam too?"
Me thinking:" Nah, its just my hobby to wander around the exam center and stalk every nervous creature I can find"

Standing at a bus stop during rain:"Its raining hard."
Me thinking:"Oh really, Till now I was under the impression its a sunny afternoon"

And more recently, at a newsgroup, in a discussion regarding the apple shuffle:" In my opinion the iPod Shuffle was a effort by Apple to conquer the Flash MP3 Player sector."
Me thinking: "Damn it, and I was thinking that they wanted to conquer the vegetable market."

No doubt then that Dilbert so often goes berserk yelling out "GAAH, blinding flash of the obvious." I think that this peculiar nature of the human species can be explained only by Ford Prefect's theories in The HItchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy.
Theory 1: If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their mouths will seize up
Theory 2: If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working.

I tend to agree with Ford on his abandoning theory 1 in favour of the theory 2. If only, people could stop continually stating the very very obvious, aah, i can just imagine.
Neways, enuff blabbering from me. I think I should also stop typing now and get my brain started......

[Listening to: Sick Of Life - Godsmack - (0:-1)]