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The TV is nice enough to give me my horoscope every morning, right before I head out the door. The channel I watch ranks all twelve signs in order of luck for the day. Originally, I was just using it for reading practice and fun, but then...in December, I noticed that it was really good at predicting when the car would break down. Like, if Scorpio was 12th on the list, I was going to be spending some time stuck in various parking lots.

Today, Scorpio was 12th and the horoscope warned about the pressure from upcoming events and to remember that it was important to know when to say no. Caught up in wondering what this might mean for my meeting this afternoon, I didn't really notice when it became hard to turn the steering wheel - I assumed I had run up onto a pile of snow. Then it did it again as I turned out of my neighborhood.

Ruh roh.

On the other hand, there is a reason I have an envelope full of cash hidden somewhere labelled 'For when the %^&$ing car breaks again'.

Date: 2012-01-19 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unrelatedwaffle.livejournal.com
I think to be purely scientific about it, you need to catalog the placement of your horoscope on the list with daily events to see if you're just suffering from confirmation bias. And if not, what a smash-up you'll be on the internet with your meticulously categorized logs!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forer_effect

Date: 2012-01-19 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-kayoh.livejournal.com
I am totally suffering from confirmation bias combined with shitty car.

I wish it worked the other way - if I get a 1 or 2 one day, the car vanishes, replaced by something more reliable and easier to maintain. Like a horse and buggy.

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