By kenny friedman on Thursday, October 20, 2011
I think somewhere in the 80's reverse psychology got a bad wrap. I remember TV shows used to make fun of it... I know Cheers did because I'm currently 40 episodes away from watching every episode on that video streaming service that came out with New Coke a month back but decided to scrap it before it even became real.
Any how people say it doesn't work or that it's not good.
I'll tell you it absolutely does work and MF is living proof.
- Don't feed the dog cheese. The dog gets the cheese, and in reality, we want the dog to have cheese because calcium is good for her bones and brings a lovely aroma to the air.
- Don't put your foot in the dog bowl. We all know that we want him to wash his foot and socks off, and he does it. How do you wash socks?
- Don't draw on the walls. Of course we want him to draw on the walls... There would be no Last Supper painting had da Vinci not drawn on a wall. If that painting didn't exist we'd never know Jesus had beautiful long hair.
- Wouldn't you rather read a book than drum? I mean that should be so opaque... Drumming really loud in the morning is exactly what we want. It's awesome for the person with him because we get to be his roadie and set up his three drum kit and chair, amazing for the one sleeping and terrific for our neighbors who share a wall and love waking up to banging drums.
So it's not perfect but if you shift your paradigm it certainly works fantastically.
Moral of the story: Fantastically is apparently a word.. Who knew? It looks and sounds really odd.