Hi there. Nice to be with you.
If, like myself, you often find yourself designing cutlery for Goldfish, then you also have too much time on your hands, and may have already thought about my idea. Hopefully though, you have a somewhat more conventional approach towards leisure activities, and perhaps have been too busy waxing your elbows, hoovering your shed, etc to have given this much thought.
'Opposites attract', so the short saying goes. True, or just an Old Wives Tale? To put this to the test, I spent literally 23 seconds on a concept to put this theory to the test.
It is all very simple, as you'd expect from me. Just write down your vital statistics or physical attributes, and a few items of interest to yourself, for example hobbies, music, sports, etc as a list. Here's mine as an example:
Height: 5' 8" (in old money)
Type Of Car: Riley Kestrel
Favourite Groups: The Beatles, Bonzo Dog Band, The Len Fairclough Experience
Favourite kitchen appliance: Fork
Occupation: Sweaty electrician
Favourite position on a compass: Magnetic north
That will do for now. We don't want to become self-obsessed here.
OK then, now we have the basic information, the idea is to write down, as accurately as possible, the opposite of your answers. This should determine the characteristics and personality of the opposite you'd be attracted to. Be honest and try to keep to the first thing that springs to your mind, as this is usually your true feeling. Let's do mine as an example:
Height: Well, I'm not too short or too tall really, so I guess I could choose really tall or really short. Let's go with really short.
Weight: The opposite to me is thin.
Eyes: I have two. What's the opposite of two? That's got me confused, but logic suggests 'one' as the answer here.
Type of car: Hmm. The opposite to the Kestrel would be a safe, economical, sensible motor and not one you'd see John Cleese whacking with a branch.
Favourite groups: The opposite to mine would be boring, unoriginal and not worth listening to.
Favourite kitchen appliance: The opposite to my answer would be knife.
Pets: I guess the opposite to a Budgie would be Cat. So let's say a Lion!
Occupation: The opposite to my answer is of course a non-sweating Plumber (as if such a beast exists!! Tskk!)
Favourite position on a compass: I've already forgotten what I said. Oh yes, magnetic north. So I guess we'll say non-magnetic south here.
OK sports fans, so now we have the answers. Now let's take those answers and make a profile of our opposite and see if we're attracted to it. I'm excited!
My ideal date or partner, then, would be: A rake thin, really short, knife-wielding one eyed unsweaty plumber, who drives a normal boring car with John Cleese in the back seat, listens to Coldplay whilst facing south without any magnetic field, and enjoys hanging around with Lions.
Frankly, compared to some of the clowns I've been out with, this sounds like a dream date! It looks like there is some truth in this after all!
Try it yourself, if you dare. I would love to read your results!
Sunday, 24 June 2007
Hi there. Nice to be with you.