Last night, over dinner, Elder Girleen presented us with the following example of deductive reasoning:
“V– said that her grandmother said that if you say bad words you will live in fire.” Pause. “When I was three I said bad words and I don’t live in fire.” Pause. “Live in fire. I don’t know what that means.” Pause. “I think V– was confused. I think what her grandmother said was that if you say bad words you will be FIRED.”
This is what happens when dinner conversation for the past month has revolved (in code, we thought) around corporate layoffs.