I think I know what the next big Chinese export is going to be. I read this article about a new shop in China where only women can go. On paying the equivalent of $8 NZ, they are admitted into a mock up of a house, complete with functioning appliances such as televisions and computers. … Continue reading Who You Lookin’ At?
Today I thought I was experiencing an interesting episode of cognitive dissonance. That term gets thrown about quite a bit, so I figured I’d check it in the dictionary to make sure I had it right. Sure enough, my dictionary defines cognitive dissonance as psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously. That… Continue reading Festive Cognitive Dissonance
I don’t think we are going to have to wait until 2012 for the Apocalypse. There is some evidence that it is already at hand. The other day I was talking to a neighbour who is an elementary school teacher. She was complaining that she had a student teacher who she was supervising for a… Continue reading The Perils of Corporate Texting