Optical Illusion

October 1, 2012


I made breakfast this weekend and wanted to make a couple pancakes for myself. (Lloyd won’t eat them, and I don’t blame him. I don’t like pancakes in general, unless I’m making them. It’s not that they taste different, it’s the ownership. “I made this thing I’m not so fond of, therefore I am fond of it.”) I needed room for my pancake, so I took a big plate, and since I was going to have more food, I gave Lloyd more eggs.

When he came to get his plate he said, “Which one is mine?” I said, “The one with more eggs.”

He just stood there.

“Is this one of those optical illusions? Do we both have the same amount?”

I could see his point.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Optical Illusion”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I think it’s funny that you posted about scrambled eggs, because I did too.

    Isn’t using a smaller plate supposed to be a portion-control technique? Except you’re supposed to put less eggs on the smaller plate. I also heard about a guy who decided to always use a tiny fork when eating. He said it slowed him down and made him eat less.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Are the forks of differing lengths also?


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