Lot 48: Gullibility

April 24, 2012

Gullibility

When I was a junior in high school, this kid who sat next to me in math class told me a story.  He told me that over the weekend, he got in a huge car accident.  He was going 90 on the freeway, his car slid underneath a semi truck, and his car was totally totaled.  I looked at him and saw no scars.  I asked him how he could possibly have that happen to him and leave without a scratch, and he just shrugged.
It wasn't until the end of class that I was told he was just kidding.  It was pretty funny but I was so embarrassed.  Like beet red embarrassed.
But that experience got me thinking. I don't like being gullible,  it's so humiliating!  It's funny, but humiliating and I always feel so stupid.  So I think I've broken this "habit" of being gullible.

Examples:

The other day, I was in class and to make a long story short, I told him I didn't remember his name.
"My name's Steve."
I didn't remember his name but I knew there was no one in that class with that name so I said
 "No it's not."
"You're right.  It's Colin."
HA!  I didn't fall for it!  YES!

The other day at work, I apologized to my co worker to make sure I didn't hurt his feelings when I was teasing him really badly the other day.  He said,
"I cried myself to sleep that night."
"No you didn't."
"I know."
HA!  I didn't fall for it again!  Victory!

I really hate being made a fool and looking stupid, so I think I am really paranoid about being gullible.

Now this is one guy who I just don't get. 


If any of you watch The Office, you know this is Dwight Schrute and he falls for anything and everything Jiim tells him.  Remember in Season 2 when Jim convinced him he could control things with his mind?  Hahahaha.  So funny.  But come on Dwight!  Don't fall for that!  

Does anyone else feel this way about gullibility?  Or do you feel totally differently?  Have any of you fallen for something and blushed until you're red? Or have any of you played a joke on someone that they fell for? I would love to hear your stories!

1 comment:

  1. I, like you, am slowly getting over being gullible, but I still have setbacks. Just two days ago Scooter convinced me that this weird thing on the floor was a huge worm. I literally shrieked and ran out of the room. I'm working on it...

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