Not sure if you get this from my writing, but I am a smart ass. I have a biting sense of humor, and because I can figure out what drives who crazy, I sometimes use that to my advantage. Not often, but when I am in a bitchy mood.
For instance, even though I am on board with the concept of evolution, I have been known to say, "If humans evolved from apes, why are there still apes on this planet." Okay, my statement is wrong on many accounts – it is believed that apes and humans may have evolved from a common ancestor. Quite different. But that's not the point. I just want to tease, and not the sexual tease that I used in my youth.
Anyway, hubbie has a job where I meet many people that have high educations and huge egos. A common combination – and I would say a somewhat dangerous combination. So what do I do – I tease them.
Recently, there was someone – an actuary, I think – who I was having a conversation with, one of these rubber chicken dinner party events. The chicken was actually good, but to the left of me was this actuary. Well, I am not sure exactly what he does because it is so mind numbingly boring, but I do know that it is heavy in statistics. So here is, more or less, the conversation:
Leesa: "So, you know a lot about statitics?"
Leesa: "You know what always puzzles me. Why more people don't play the lottery."
Actuary: "You have got to be kidding. Lotteries are for those who know nothing about statistics."
Leesa: "Well, the way I see it, there are two possible outcomes when you buy a lottery ticket. Either you win the jackpot or you don't. So you have a 50% chance of winning the lottery."
Actuary: "You have got to be kidding. Why don't you just buy two lottery tickets and guarantee a win."
Leesa: "Don't be an idiot. If you buy two tickets, you still either win or you don't. It doesn't change the odds."
The whole time, he thought I was serious, and I just wanted to tease him. Funny thing, is that after the conversation, he probably still thought I was some dumb brunette. But that was not the point.
Sidenote: Nikki, bless her heart, invited us to be part of a NCAA BB group (group id# 12076). After the first day of the competition, Rell is winning – but he picked Oklahoma to go far into the tournament, and they are out. I am tied for second after one day (I need to crow now, because my other picks suck).
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