Tuesday, June 09, 2009
What Sucks...People Who When They Ask You To Judge Something On A Scale From 1-10, Feel They Need To Say “Ten Being The Highest”
I’ve been around on this earth for, you know, close to 30 years now, ahem, and I have judged a lot of shit on a scale of 1-10 and NEVER have I once given a “1” to the thing I thought was the best. Can we stop saying this?
Ten is always the highest- it’s literally higher than 1, so let’s cut the bullshit.
I know that often when something is the best, it’s referred to as being #1, but you know what, more often than not the context will make it clear when that is happening. When you say USC, for example is #1 in college football, no one is asking themselves- “Wait, are they “#1” on a scale of 1 to 10? Is ten the highest?” It is understood we’re not functioning within the “scale of 1 to 10” matrix. Furthermore, if you THINK they are talking about being a “1” on a scale of 1-10 when they refer to USC in the context of college football ranking, there is a good chance you might be an a-hole.
Now I’ll be honest, they told me not to publish this post. They said if I did, I’d be inviting a world of shit. But I’ll tell you this- with these a-holes making us qualify our scale of 1-10 judging lists, we’re already in a world of shit.
The movie “10”, starring Bo Derek and Dudley Moore was not called “1*”, it was not called “10 (On A Scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest).” So get it right America! And by America, I mean Mississippi!