Sunday, June 26, 2005

Perception

One of the interns on our team had a bag of Oreos sitting out when I walked toward the table she was sitting at playing Cathedral with another intern. I immediately noticed two things about the packaging: an asterisk appeared after "Oreo" instead of ®, and the the weight was given in grams only, instead of ounces (grams). Clearly these Oreos are from Canada. She seemed surprised when I mentioned that , and replied something to the effect of, "oh, I didn't even notice... I just noticed that the package is a lot smaller." And, it was. The package was a much more convenient size and shape than a normal American package of Oreos. I seem to often catch stupid little details upon first glance instead of the obvious things.

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