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Offline bayonetbrant

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When Scientists Are *Too* Honest
« on: January 09, 2016, 06:37:33 AM »

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Re: When Scientists Are *Too* Honest
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 08:25:15 AM »
That's outstanding and I hope it's all true!
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Re: When Scientists Are *Too* Honest
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 01:05:41 PM »
Hahahaha!  I like the last one best. 

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Re: When Scientists Are *Too* Honest
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 09:22:33 AM »
True story of the best $50 I ever spent in college.

The project in one of my senior communication classes required teams to cold-call people in the Knoxville phone book to poll them about various things.

I lost the various coin tosses, so got to be the one to do this.

In 30 minutes one afternoon I made it through 3 calls, getting answers in only one, because I utterly hated the idea of calling people and bothering them, much less to ask if they'd answer poll questions none of us cared about.

Dorm-mate down the hall walked into the room to ask if he could borrow something from Bro, and said, "Man, you okay? You literally look like you're going to have a stroke. I'm not kidding, I've never seen anyone 'ashen' before..."

I told him the problem.

He said, "Really? Huh. I wouldn't have any problem doing that at all."

I said, "I would gladly pay you $50 cash to do it!"

"Really?! No problem!"

"Okay, but I need 50 papers filled out, and the phone numbers have to be real so that if the teacher or his aides do a spot check..."

"Seriously not a problem."

I promptly went to the ATM, made a withdrawal, came back and handed him the cash. No questions asked. Paid up front.

Two hours later, he was back, with all the sheets filled out. Easiest $50 he'd ever made.

We were the only team that had a full set of data to make our report on. No other team even got close; I think maybe one or two other teams got almost half the necessary number.

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