My gym buddy is an awesome guy... but he's dumb

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    Jun 29, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    I really like the guy but I really feel frustrated at times

    We were buying groceries and I was buying a packet of small chicken fillets and he starts into me that the big ones had more protein

    I said no there was 350g of chicken in the packet of 2 big fillets and 390g of chicken in the packet of 10-12 mini fillets

    He just couldn't understand how 6 small pieces of chicken could be bigger than 1 large piece... I really think I'm dealing with a child at times icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    That's funny. This sounds like one of the classic experiments they do on toddlers - below a certain age they are unable to properly relate quantity and shape, just like your buddy.
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    It's ok as long as he's muscly and hot. If not then oh dear =s
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    I'd take dumb any day over a know-it-all. Someone constantly correcting everything you do and say is frustrating as hell.
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    hahahaha... aww... yes, Viveutvivas has it right....

    Jean Piaget, one of the the fathers of developmental/ cognitive psychology...

    Your friend appears to be stuck in the "pre-operational" thought stage.... this is between the ages of 2 and 6 years... lol.

    "Conservation:

    Another well-known experiment involves demonstrating a child's understanding of conservation. In one conservation experiment, equal amounts of liquid are poured into two identical containers. The liquid in one container is then poured into a different shaped cup, such as a tall and thin cup, or a short and wide cup. Children are then asked which cup holds the most liquid. Despite seeing that the liquid amounts were equal, children almost always choose the cup that appears fuller.

    Piaget conducted a number of similar experiments on conservation of number, length, mass, weight, volume, and quantity. Piaget found that few children showed any understanding of conservation prior to the age of five. "
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Oh, gosh. . . don't worry about it.

    ALL of us are dumb and obtuse about some things, no matter how smart we are.

    If he's such an "awesome guy," like you say. . . can't you let this go?

    And I'm not trying to lecture you. . . but why can't we treasure our friends instead of constantly looking for ways to find fault?
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidI'd take dumb any day over a know-it-all. Someone constantly correcting everything you do and say is frustrating as hell.


    yes, me too! its so annoying
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    I can let it go no problem but the thing was he was the one that picked the argument. Wanted me to admit he was right and waste money buy the smaller one... He's not a know it all but he has the perception that he is at times

    The guy has really well meaning intentions and he's one of the nicest friends I have... but stuff like this just makes me want to pull my hair out.

    I'm a scientist by nature (degree in biochem) and I just had to agree to disagree that 350g of something was more than 390g of the same thing icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI can let it go no problem but the thing was he was the one that picked the argument. Wanted me to admit he was right and waste money buy the smaller one

    The guy has really well meaning intentions and he's one of the nicest friends I have... but stuff like this just makes me want to pull my hair out.

    I'm a scientist by nature (degree in biochem) and I just had to agree to disagree that 350g of something was more than 390g of the same thing icon_neutral.gif


    Lol, I feel you. This post was too funny.... reminds me of the time when two of my friends couldnt fathom how ....

    one cup of whole milk + one cup of skim milk = LESS calories than TWO cups of whole milk, but MORE calories than two cup of skim....

    This sparked a debate because I said something like, "yeah, its LIKE i'm making 2% milk" .... I meant it that i was trying to make milk that was less watery than skim and less calorie rich than whole, as we didnt have 1 or 2%........ sigh.
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidOh, gosh. . . don't worry about it.

    ALL of us are dumb and obtuse about some things, no matter how smart we are.

    If he's such an "awesome guy," like you say. . . can't you let this go?

    And I'm not trying to lecture you. . . but why can't we treasure our friends instead of constantly looking for ways to find fault?


    Fully agree to that comment, smart words you used there.
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    aww he's cute be nice to him
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    There's an irish comedy sketch with two comedians playing priests (one of them stupid) and one has a miniature toy cow is saying to the other...

    "These are small... but the ones in the field over there are far away"

    "I don't get you Ted, they look the same"

    I worry one day I'll have to explain that same principal in the gym
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI can let it go no problem but the thing was he was the one that picked the argument. Wanted me to admit he was right and waste money buy the smaller one... He's not a know it all but he has the perception that he is at times

    The guy has really well meaning intentions and he's one of the nicest friends I have... but stuff like this just makes me want to pull my hair out.

    I'm a scientist by nature (degree in biochem) and I just had to agree to disagree that 350g of something was more than 390g of the same thing icon_neutral.gif


    Scientist by nature. That explains it. You are a type A personality. How bout just agree with him that he is correct and go with the flow. That way you don't have to pull your hair out and he thinks he is right. Problem solved.
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    Jun 29, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
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    MsclDrew saidI can let it go no problem but the thing was he was the one that picked the argument. Wanted me to admit he was right and waste money buy the smaller one... He's not a know it all but he has the perception that he is at times

    The guy has really well meaning intentions and he's one of the nicest friends I have... but stuff like this just makes me want to pull my hair out.

    I'm a scientist by nature (degree in biochem) and I just had to agree to disagree that 350g of something was more than 390g of the same thing icon_neutral.gif


    Scientist by nature. That explains it. You are a type A personality. How bout just agree with him that he is correct and go with the flow. That way you don't have to pull your hair out and he thinks he is right. Problem solved.


    Because agreeing with him would involve buying bigger pieces of chicken which are

    1. less value

    2. taste worse because I can't season them as well

    3. I suspect they are more plumped up with water, than the smaller pieces

    Since he wasn't getting the grams thing I wasn't going into the density of chicken vs. water

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    Jun 30, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    Oh lord. Do both yourself and him a favor and just buy the bigger pieces this one time and don't buy groceries with him again. It's not that big a deal. You'll survive.
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    Jun 30, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    I like em big and dumb, but I usually end up with guys that have genius IQs......... *sigh*

    If he wants more chicken just pat him on the tummy and say "there there...we will get the pack with more chicken".
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    Jun 30, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidOh lord. Do both yourself and him a favor and just buy the bigger pieces this one time and don't buy groceries with him again. It's not that big a deal. You'll survive.


    Dude this a recurring theme... the chicken was just the most recent example icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 30, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    As quoted by Penny in The Big Bang Theory:
    I hate you Leonard, you've destroyed my tolerance of dumb people!

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    Jun 30, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
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    catfish5 saidI'd take dumb any day over a know-it-all. Someone constantly correcting everything you do and say is frustrating as hell.


    yes, me too! its so annoying



    I totally agree.......and most of the time, the know-it-all's are not hot at all!
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    Jun 30, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    Muscled gym buddies are so hot! The fact that they're not always the smartest guys in the world makes them a little more cute! As long as they're decent guys it's all good, I can do the thinking for them ;)
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    Jun 30, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidPiaget conducted a number of similar experiments on conservation of number, length, mass, weight, volume, and quantity. Piaget found that few children showed any understanding of conservation prior to the age of five. "

    I saw films of such experiments nearly 40 years ago. Young children fail this rest repeatedly. From this, and the OP's anecdote, I think we can conclude what I long ago realized: most gay men have the brains of 5-year-olds.

    Not that this is a bad thing; they can be tricked into having whatever kind of sex you want, and doing whatever you tell them. Just don't expect to have an intelligent conversation with them, whether in person or online.
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    Jun 30, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidI'd take dumb any day over a know-it-all. Someone constantly correcting everything you do and say is frustrating as hell.


    I agree!
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    Jun 30, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    he must do things like a porn star for sure
  • calibro

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    Jun 30, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    work out buddies are like boyfriends: they don't have to be smart as long as they're hot. it's not like this dude is your brain surgeon... and in that case he should be smart and hot icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 30, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    It's been proven sciense since the dawn of time that hot people are dumb.