“But then I thought that I could go one better. I could write my own story of how some facet of life came to be, in the style of one of Kipling’s classic fables. Naturally, I chose how the Pterodactyl got the silent P in his name as the subject for my story.”
“In both of these stories someone gives a very small but specific, tailored compliment that has a big impact on the recipient. “
“This was proper, since the function of males was to examine new things and to limit the female population.”
“I think it worked!” he said. And then he melted.
“And so I decided that the only rational way to explore the idea of positive conditioning was to try and condition my wife Liz to like death metal.”
“This is MY dream.” said the man. “I don’t have to be afraid of you, creeping creature dwelling in my own private kingdom. If I close my eyes, you disappear, forgotten, fallen. This world begins and ends with me!”
“The realisation that I am a figment of your imagination has so far had surprisingly little impact on my life.”