Marv's Life Point Principle
All people have a certain number of "life points", represented by time. Spending time on something makes one better at that thing.
example 1: Spending much time programming a computer will make one quite proficient at it.
example 2: Spending no time playing basketball will leave one very bad at it.
Therefore two people of the same age (same amount of life points used) have the same combined skill level from the total activities each person has done.23 Sep 04 | +Permalink+ | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)
Don't Go Making Phony Calls
Just recently, I jumped onto the mobile phone bandwagon after long standing on the sidelines holding on to my money and privacy. I'm not here to talk about my cell phone provider and how I love/hate it. I'm not here to give you the latest tips on cell phone hacking.
I've been getting a lot of calls lately from people that are not looking for or expecting to hear me. Wrong numbers. While it may get annoying at times, it also does something else. It gives me the upper hand. Almost each time it happens. And the more it happens, the more I win. I say "almost each time" because the other day I got three separate calls from what seems to have been one 2 year old child looking for his father. I'm serious. The first call kinda freaked me out because I felt like this child's life was somehow in my hands. I didn't know if he was in trouble stranded in the middle of the desert and had wired a cactus to link up with a satellite and bounce a voice stream across the map to my phone...
Well I did know that probably wasn't the case, but the point is I thought he could be in some sort of trouble. The first time he called I talked to him for a good ten minutes trying to figure out who he was trying to call and what he was trying to say. You have to understand that he was barely able to speak. And not because he was tied up in some attic (okay sorry I'm done alluding to that crappy looking movie) but because he had not yet developed the ability to speak clearly and completely. Its not every day you get to communicate with such an individual.
So by the third call, I was practically begging him to give me his father's number so I could call him myself and help connect them. I didn't actually do this, but something needed to be done.
So I hung up.