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Monday, August 07, 2006

150% ???

This is something that has been bothering me.
I don't like it when people say "Give 150%!" Or "It's a 200% garuntee!"
You see, the percentile scale is based on 100 units.
There IS NO 150%!!!
So really, if you give me a 200% garuntee, I don't believe you at all.
I can't give 110% in my aerobics class, because I only have 100.
This is an abuse of the percent.
And it's a slippery slope. I mean, where does it end?
Once you've exceeded the only reasonable percent, when is it enough?
110? 150? 200?!!! How about 2,000,000? It's all the same, because none of it exists.
When someone tells me in Step class to give 150%, at that point I'm going to sit down, because there is no such thing, and I don't think we ought to let this tomfoolery continue.

3 comments:

the groves said...

I agree Jenn, why can't people just be satisfied with you giving 100% at something.

I think that's ALOT!

the groves said...

I agree Jenn, why can't people just be satisfied with you giving 100% at something.

I think that's ALOT!

Hendrick Family said...

You know what I hate?
"Forever and a day"
That's not possible. And for some reason Christian song writers think it's a great line to put in songs lately. Probably because nothing rhymes with plain old "forever."
It's lazy song writing and it annoys me.

(hopefully your brother doesn't have a song that says "forever and a day" in it.)

Aaron