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Binary Stress Test

August 12, 2010

As part of my company’s health care plan I have to talk with a ‘health care professional’ a few times a year. My favorite question is always the stress one: “On a scale of one to ten, how stressed are you? One being no stress, ten being stressed.” That’s not a scale! When you only have two options, yes or no, it’s called binary! A scale means there are increments between the two end parameters! It’s like saying, on a scale of one to ten, how pregnant is your wife? So, I told him I was ten, since I am stressed (as are all human beings). I don’t think he liked that answer because that led into a long discussion of things I can do to reduce my stress. Step one: Stop talking to Webmd health professionals.

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2 comments

  1. Are you new to the phrase “on a scale of one to ten…”? If you were on an airplane the dude would have “hit the slide.” Boom.


  2. You are so clever with these things!

    Really

    Love, DAD



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