Yesterday, I went to a local Farmers’ Market that crops up (pun intended) on Saturdays and Wednesdays during harvest season. And, it started me thinking about anecdotal observations. They may be just anecdotes, but they sure seem to be truisms.
Have you noticed that people who go to Farmers’ Markets to buy fresh vegetables and fruits tend to be in better shape than the average person?
Have you noticed the opposite is true with people who dine at fish camps? – the more colorful the food, the better it is for you
Have you noticed a man will never be shot while doing the dishes?
Have you ever noticed that someone who is very skilled at something does not tend to brag about how good they are at it?
Have you noticed that someone who brags about his or her capabilities is trying to convince others of something that is less true than accurate?
Have you noticed the first suspect in a TV crime show shooting will usually end up dead, often discovered by the police going to see him or her?
Have you ever noticed the best coaches tend to be the ones who had to work harder at their craft than those where it came naturally?
Have you ever noticed the unknown actor beaming down to the planet with Captain Kirk is not going to make it back?
Have you ever noticed that lies travel faster the truth and, sadly, get more read? – the truth is often less exciting than a story.
Have you noticed a truism right out of the Ziggy comic strip – the better the packaging a presentation or product has, the less believable it is?
So, to sum up. Do the dishes, brag less, eat more colorful foods, be skeptical of provocative stories, don’t beam down with the star (this one is more profound than you think) and trust in Ziggy.