Selective Idiocy May Pay Loads Eventually (S.I.M.P.L.E.)Playing Dumb? I've elevated it to an art form. Thus far, it's been a necessity, but I'm hoping it'll pay off big one of these days! :-)
Reasons I dumb down daily:
1. People often expect it of me based on my outward appearance. (what can I say? I enjoy the private joke!)
2. I can often get great intel if the person I'm speaking to thinks I won't know what to do with it.
3. Easier to control a threatening or power play situation if the other pla
4. I don't want to get my *** kicked . . . again.
5. I got tired of people saying "What was that word you used? I'm gonna look it up .. . "
6. Your boss is so sure you're an idiot, she feels you constantly exceed expectations.
7. No one asks you to do hard stuff, so you have time to do all the stuff you WANT to do.
8. Your intended sexual target(s) think(s) THEY caught YOU.
9. Someone else always gets blamed --- 'cause YOU couldn't have thought up that humdinger!
10. Someone else always gets credit (no uncomfortable spotlight) -- 'cause YOU couldn't have thought up that humdinger! (this requires the person credited to play along, tho).
So all in all, playing dumb has its benefits (Sarah Palin. Need I say more?). True, it's hard to win fame or rule the world that way. But who cares? As long as the minds of folks like me are behind folks who do . . . right??? ;-)
Disclaimer: to those would-be opportunists who see in this type of chicanery, unlimited potential -- I should note that its utility is shaky, at best, with the truly gifted. My ruse HAS been outed, on occasion, by the sharp observer, and (unfairly!) likened to a fraud. At such times, one may be challenged to step up to the plate and meet herculean expectations. Just between us? It can be a relief, actually -- and sometimes quite rewarding. :-)
Colormevibrant 46-50, F 8 Responses 2 Aug 13, 2010