Friday, September 04, 2009

Why statisticians are bad conversationalists

Some1: And you know what! This has never happened to me!

Me: Well, that's why it happened. The odds were piling up (though each individual event starts with the same odds, of course). Continue.

Some1: Forget it.

1 comment:

onlyne said...

hee hee.

reminds me of me trying to counsel this person. if you message A again, they may or may not answer. if they dont, you will be hurt. if they do, it could lead to a sequence of events that you get back together. or it could lead to nothing, and you would just be prolonging your agony. if youre back together, things might get back to their old inertia and you might be fighting again.

i guess that makes me a flowchartist