Advertisements

Mutually Exclusive

11 Responses

  1. Having been a very big fan of Columbo from a too young age (thanks to my mother), I guess it has to do with the way Columbo always dealt with things on the basis of a hunch and we all know that statistics don’t deal with hunches. I apply the Columbo method too much, I think. 🙂

    • Ahh…got you. So it’s a gut instinct thing?

      • Actually, although Columbo always looked for evidence based on his gut instinct, I think maybe it’s more that Columbo deduces ‘who done it’ by looking at parts of testimony and evidence that are mutually exclusive, like if a suspect says he drove for 30 minutes to get somewhere and found a body, immediately called the police and the police arrived almost immmediately, then Columbo feels the car and finds the hood stone cold. The guy couldn’t have just driven there as stated, or the hood would be warm.

        This makes sense in my head, apologies if I’m actually just rambling 🙂

  2. reocochran says:

    You are always interesting and I am old enough to know the show. Loved his quirky way of getting the answers. You are quirky and wise, too!

    • Thanks! Apparently lots of people understand his reference and I’m too young (sounds weird to say at this point!) to get it. What’s funnier is that I was the oldest one in this class. Every one of us was completely confused by his utterances!

  3. Hello. Discovered that ‘going for walk along the beach promenade’ and ‘stressing (crying) about a few set-backs for the day regarding a way forward’ and also mutually exclusive ……. tried that yesterday after reading your post…… and it works.
    Thanks

    • stilllearning2b says:

      I am so happy for you! Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂 I hope today is a better day for you.

  1. October 6, 2012

    […] and anger and mutually exclusive. Be mindful of what you have and (brace yourself, this is the hard part) what you gained from the […]

  2. May 30, 2013

    […] and anger and mutually exclusive. Be mindful of what you have and (brace yourself, this is the hard part) what you gained from the […]

  3. June 20, 2013

    […] and anger are mutually exclusive. Be mindful of what you have and (brace yourself, this is the hard part) what you gained from the […]

Leave a Reply

shares
%d bloggers like this: