Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Young Love

June 23, 2010

I saw a teenage couple on the New York City subway the other day, standing facing each other. The young man was listening to his iPod. He removed one earpiece and placed it in his girlfriend's ear so they could share the music. When they got off the subway he moved his earphone from one ear to the other so that they could walk side by side, still connected.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stress Test

June 8, 2010

I've thought of an excellent psychological stress test to tell who is likely to snap under pressure and who isn't:

Have the person you're screening try to get assistance either from AT&T or Qwest, either on-line or by phone. See how long it takes to turn the person into a screaming mess.

(I would flunk. Anybody who didn't should be deemed suitable for high-stress jobs or situations and hired ASAP.)