Wednesday, October 31

Completely Unfair Comparisons: Farewell

by Sean Adams

This is it, you guys: my last Completely Unfair Comparisons post. It’s been a fun run, but I’m putting this blog feature to rest to focus on something new. Hence today’s only comparison:

A Car Alarm vs. A Bouquet of Flowers in terms of Saying Good Bye

When you hear a car alarm, you flinch. You move away from it if you can; if not, you wait for it to be turned off. When the noise goes away, you feel satisfied. Quiet seems more pleasant than before. Could it have felt this way if you had never heard the car alarm? Doubtful. Flowers are far sweeter. At least, to begin with. But they always end up dying in front of your eyes. By the time they’re nasty and wilted, you won’t remember how sweet they were. So, to sum this up: saying good bye with a car alarm = satisfaction. Saying good-bye with flowers = a slow, disappointing fade.


A Car Alarm


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