Sunday, August 10, 2008
Here in the "States", where 30 second soundbites rule---(anything longer than that leads to boredom or confusion) most everything is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most favorable rating. The use of this rating scale being a prevalent as it is, makes for very brief but meaningful verbal exchanges---and encourages everyone to be minimalist in their answer. "How was your day dear?" (not needing to be said ---"On a scale of ---"), one hear's maybe a grunt and, "I rate it as a 2.5, and how was yours?", "not bad I would rate it 3. 8"-----"Whats for dinner?", "I made meatloaf, is that okay?", another guttural grunt, a shoulder shrug, "give it a 3",---------anyway you can see how totally useful the scale is and how its applied---those that "twitter" just think its a total "5".----with a bit more practice we can cut out all face to face communications and just exist in our small comfortable cubicles (aka wombs) and live a fairly decent comfortable, non-threatened life---(will somebody shut the door so the light goes out---sorry that was a hang up I developed when first born and they put me in an incubator.