If It Seems Too Good to be True, It Might Be

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Remember the last post in which I told you I compulsively adjust the back of my shirt when driving? I asked if any of you had an OCD thing.

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I have an OCD thing as well. When riding my bicycle I can’t get over the silly notion that the car speeding up behind me is driven by a man who is distracted by adjusting the back of his shirt. 

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I Never Liked This Expression

You hear it a lot: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”

First, it’s not real clear. It could mean: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is true. Of course, it’s supposed to mean: If it seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.

It’s kinda like “Spring forward, fall back.” That’s supposed to help us remember which way to turn the clocks, and many people say “Hey, wow, good mnemonic!” But in fact, the expression “Spring back, fall forward” also makes sense. Right?

So, I have a better mnemonic for you to remember whenever it’s time to change your clocks. Here it is: “Daylight saving time sucks. I hate wasting time changing ten or more clocks and devices!” Say it with your teeth clenched.

But back to today’s dumb expression. Yeah, maybe many things that seem too good to be true, aren’t, but here are three things that seem to be too good to be true … and are (are true, that is):

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