Monday, August 16, 2010

Training

On Friday I drove 50km to attend a video-conference that did not exist. Three days earlier I turned up to a women’s health clinic for an afternoon session, only to find that it had been a morning session. The day before that I turned up at the clinic at 9am, only to discover that the doctor was at the hospital - and had been since 8am.

And still I do not call ahead for my sessions.

I am living proof that operant conditioning does not work. Or at least, that it does not work on me. And I think it’s about time that the world around me adapted to my untrainability and chose to use classical conditioning instead. I’m sure that if I was given a biscuit every time I called ahead for a session then I would do so more often.

But how exactly do I begin to train the world?

I’m going to need a lot of biscuits.

2 comments:

Chris said...

It might not work as well if you use the biscuits in your photo :)

Pink Stethoscopes said...

So you might think, but really, there is no proof. I propose a randomised control trial on the use of dog biscuits in the training of the World.