Sunday, July 18, 2010
I was flipping through channels on the TV the other day and a news story caught my eye. The commentator was talking about an experiment they had conducted in several different settings across the country. In one of these segments, an actor approached someone on the street to ask for directions to somewhere in the city. The stranger obliged with the directions, but halfway through the stranger’s descriptions a couple of people walked between the two with a poster, at which time a similar but different actor stepped into the first actor’s place. Each time the stranger ignores the poster distraction, looks at the new actor but seems not to notice the difference, and continues on with the directions.
A second segment was conducted in a speed dating scenario. Again, one actor begins the conversation with a speed dater, then excuses him or herself to the restroom and is replaced by a similar actor. Even though the new person may have a slightly different hair color or a different color of eyes, the speed dater does not seem to notice the difference.
This whole experiment just goes to show how oblivious we can oftentimes be to changes and differences that we experience in our day to day lives. Guys, have you ever come home to your wife or girlfriend, failed to notice a fairly drastic change in her hairstyle, and she becomes upset because of it? It seems that our entire population is becoming a little narrow sighted.
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