Trivia

People often make interesting remarks as if to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge (if you can call it that) or awareness of daily trivia. You may know of someone who knows so much trivia, is a font of the weird and wonderful, that people simply call him “weird”, or perhaps say about him that “he’ll know about this” whenever there is a juicy bit of information flying about.

Is this sort of behaviour perhaps a sign of insecurity? Is it because people are really uncomfortable with the silence because they feel the whole world is looking at them, and judging them, that they feel they have the need to break the silence with some sort of a strange anecdote, either to take the heat of self-judgement, or to turn attention on to themselves?

If you know someone like this, who is always piping up with comments, here’s an anecdote you can tell them: What did the flight attendant say to the pony? Quit horsing around. Now, the Mr Trivia in your midst is likely not to find it funny, and pipe up with some comment about how you will never find a pony on a plane. How it is so much of an impossibility. You should let this person go on a semi-rant and talk, because the build-up before the fall will then be great and greatly self-inflicted.

So when Mr Know-it-all gives what he’s worth and then looks at you, this is when you whip out the picture below and show it to him.

Yes, it’s not been edited or photoshopped. It is a picture of an actual pony on a plane.

Now, having a pony on a plane might seem odd, but there are many facets of life which may seem different. We have just to accept it.

But it would be interesting to see how your Mr Know-it-all responds to all that! It might just keep them silent for a while!