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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Honor System


According to a British study, people's honesty depends. In offices with an honor system for coffee, employees are more likely to pay on days when a photograph of human eyes is discreetly posted above the coffee machine. They are more prone to cheat if a still life of daisies is posted there instead - even if they say they are unaware of either picture.

4 comments:

  1. Personally honesty and trust very important for me.

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  2. I don't remember what to write, and batman is still fixing me. What does that mean?

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  3. At the coffe machine.
    Ha, Big Brother is watching me!
    It is only 50 cent, but if I don´t put it into the slot I am going to lay all my cards on the table, it shows what I really am: a thief, a liar, a prospective safecracker.
    10 seconds later.
    Ha, it´s not the year 1984. It´s now. I am not a coward. Free coffee tastes better.
    But who was that pig, putting these eyes on the coffee machine? What does he think of me? Did he observe me, last time? Bugger! Fuck! I saw him whispering with the boss. Tomorrow I will spy when he is taking a coffee.
    Next day.
    Where is big brother? Someone stripped the eyes from the machine. They can´t bear being observed. What a poor character. I don´t need big brother´s observation to put the money into the slot. Here we go.

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  4. Thanks to cs I don't see Batman any more observing me from beyond the screen border. Now I remember, there are butterflies which have on every wing a gaudy spot. The two spots are similar to a pair of eyes, and at least the insectivorous birds are disincouraged by this eye image. Maybe english coffeedrinkers descend from birds, and tea drinkers from Charles Darwin.

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