Guess what…

I hate it when people say this. Over the last few weeks I have noticed that most people I have chatted to over some form of communication have started a chat or have during the chat asked me to guess something quite random and I had little in the way of knowing what the hell that person meant.

One good example is this;

Guess what I did today !

How the hell do I know and even, why the hell should I even know unless I was involved at which time you would not even be asking me anyway. Sometimes I think I am at a fair or something when people keep telling me to guess something but the problem is, it is a game I can not win.

At a fair, you often pay to guess at something such as how many balls are in a box or something simple like that. If you guess it right you win something like a teddy but if you get it wrong you just lost around 50p.

But no, when it comes to people asking you to guess something it turns into walking into a minefield blindfolded. High chances are during your life an insecure person will ask a random question that if wrong, will end up with inevitable shit that always follows – being moaned at or the person crying, being upset blah blah blah.

Take the following example as a reason why these questions can turn into a game of picking up a mine, poking it a little and then throwing it in the air while jumping on other mines wearing a magnetic.

An insecure person comes up to you and says;

Hey try and guess my IQ.

You would then have a quick look at the person for any hints. Is the person holding a degree, holding a certification of IQ or even something that could help you think? Even if you have a degree, that is not even any proof of IQ as many people can get a degree if they could afford the cost of one.

But I am sure you have noticed something. If you guess too low, this person will feel insecure. If you guess too high you have just given this person an overvalue of their view which can upset the person at a later time if their over-hyped thought turns out not to be true. So then you say something like this;

Oh don’t know, what.

The other person replies with;

Oh don’t be silly have a guess!

And that keeps repeating until either they give in and just tell you or feel insecure because you will not answer it which either way you lose. If you decide to have a guess and guess too low the shit happens. If you guess too high, the same shit just happens.

What you end up with the other person ends up being upset. And heck, I would rather just pay the 50p for the teddy in the first place as you can not win it any other way.

Need to reference?

Ellis, M. (2010). Guess what…. [online] Snat's Narratives & Tales. Available at: https://snat.co.uk/rants/guess-what.html [Accessed 25 May 2024].

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