I recently read about the psychology that goes with choosing a biscuit. Yes that’s right – a biscuit! Apparently asking someone if they would like a biscuit opens up a psychological can of worms (I’ve got a picture of a worm dressed like Freud wearing glasses but hey I digress)
So you see the answer to the question, “Fancy a biscuit?” should be, yes or no but many people think too far ahead. Their minds are pondering, “What if it is a Jammie Dodger? I don’t like jam.” Or “Is it a hazelnut chocolate chip cookie and I’m allergic to nuts.”
These people by over analysing their response are according to some experts, denying themselves the opportunity of happiness!
When really you are just slow at making a decision or you didn’t hear the question.
You’d think that would be enough psychobabble but if you are given two choices of biscuits, an either /or, situation then the brain gears up again.
If you give the response, “What are you having?” apparently you don’t feel as if you can live your life for yourself, you have to take your cues from others!
When we all know the real reason was that you didn’t want them to open two packets at the same time as this could lead to a fast deterioration in the state of the biscuit; the air could attack them and who wants to eat a stale biscuit in the first place!
Or you were simply being considerate.
So next time you are asked the question, “Would you like a biscuit?” be wary of how you answer as you don’t know what you are revealing of your inner self. Enjoy!
Thought for the day - Happiness is dunking a biscuit in your tea and pulling it out still intact!