What Happened to Logical Thinking?

The other day, an appraiser came to my house to evaluate it. In the process, he took measurements of all the rooms and drew a diagram. It was a mixed bag of technology. He used a laser tool to take measurements and drew the diagram with a pencil on paper.

Here is where the logic failed.


He measured these two bedrooms. As can be seen in the diagram, both rooms are the same depth. Yet, when he measured them, one was 11′ deep (top to bottom in the diagram) and the other measured 10’6″ deep. I had to convince him that they were identical. Duh!

This lack of logical thinking is similar to that of the clerk in Staples (see earlier blog) who had to read all the labels on the mailing tubes even though he could see that they all were the same size. Or should I say “exact same size”?



About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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