When does 100% …

When does 100% not mean 100%. DUDE

As I am setting on the porch every mourning and evening I have time to think about different issues, customs and action that surround my world. So as I am sitting on the porch and listening to the radio and I hear a commercial and in the commercial a person states that they have confidence in a product 120%. I say out loud,  DUDE!  If you have 100% as the most or best rating when you say 120% are you now on a 1000% scale and 120% is a bad rating.  Or when you are at a medical facility and the healthcare professional ask on a scale of one (1) to ten(10) rate your pain. And your answer is  twelve (12) what are you saying ? That you are fine or that you are on a 1000 % scale?  Is it just our nature to over exaggerate our issues or that we do not exist within the normal limit.

If the question is about percent, 100 is the highest standard. So pick a number between 1 and 100. There is no 120% unless your standard is 1000%. 12 is not between 1 and 10. I use to try and explain to the person who has answer 120% or 12 that the number has to be within the limits. But NO, they are in the outer limits. So after a while I just gave up trying to explain the limits of the ratings and recorded their answer.

Is it a matter of our education in math or our communication skills and the ability for people to understand the question.

Are you so special that normal standards do not apply to you or are you just being goofy?

So now when the answer is 120% or 12 – I reply -REALLY, WOW, GET OUT OF TOWN, COME ON MAN or DUDE!

3 thoughts on “When does 100% …”

  1. Thank you soooo…… Much for your voice of wisdom! We need more people like you on the” porch”. Say what you mean and mean what you say!

  2. As I sit upon my own porch, I ponder you’re thoughts and think to my self what a wise man. If only I could meet a man with such wisdom.

  3. Thank you soooo….. Much for your voice of wisdom! We need more people like you “on the porch”. Say what you mean and mean what you say!

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