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Yellow Flies, Citrus Greening, a Possible Alien Abduction, a Possum in the Compost, and a Dead Armadillo

Mom: Corbin and I were discussing garden gloves; He said "I don't have gloves, I have hands." Funny.
May 12 9:52 AM



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Mom: Pop has taught Corbin to say "What's up girl?" to the women walking by the car
May 16 1:25 PM



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Mom: Have you been abducted by aliens
May 16 1:45 PM



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Mom: No no no, breathe. You got this far.  Keep paddling
May 16 3:15 PM

Mom: You can see the shore
May 16 3:16 PM

Me: Cause I'm drowning?
May 16 3:16 PM

Mom: No YOU are NOT. You got this.
May 16 3:17 PM



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Mom: Memphis has possum treed in garden
May 17 7:32 AM

Mom: Rhetta helping herself to compost, Memphis hunting
May 17 7:32 AM



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Mom: The yellow flies are so bad, they're biting through 40% DEET
May 18 4:19 PM

Mom: I had to knock em off Clayton with the broom, now don't know what's worse, bruises or bites
May 18 4:45 PM

Mom: It's getting dark outside, the yellow flies have taken over Florida
May 18 4:45 PM

Mom: We're holed up in the house, scared of the elements and cows

That Time I Accidentally Implied an Organ Sale was Happening

The other day I was reading this article about reciprocity/game theory/human nature.  And by "article," I might mean that I was reading HPMOR again, but shhhh, leave me alone, the science is still good.  Basically, it was discussing how to get people to do things for you that they don't necessarily have any reason to do.

How do you do that?  The obvious answer is to incentivize the thing.

I can offer you $5 to do the thing for me.  Or, I can offer you something "free" up-front (worth less than $5), with no strings attached, and then ask you to do the thing I want.  In the second option there is absolutely nothing stopping you from taking the "free" thing from me and not doing the thing I want you to do.  It seems like it people would generally do the thing that gets them the more money, or just take the "free" thing and bounce, but neither of those is usually the case.  Social science experiments have shown that the second option works bett…

More Texts from Mama

Mom: Awww, I'm really serious, it just comes out that way
Apr 26 4:47 PM



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Mom: Put this in your data bank: a chicken does not like a bath in a bucket
Apr 27 7:24 AM

Me: Uhoh, did Corbin decide his chicken was dirty?
Apr 27 11:57 AM

Mom: Yes, but changed his mind quickly
Apr 27 12:05 PM



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Mom: Corbin put his chicken in the dryer, lucky chicken he can't turn it on
Apr 28 7:05 AM



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Mom: Looks like I am going to have to buy a geranium, further proof of our weather connection
May 2 10:44 AM

Me: Or just do a rain dance
May 2 3:17 PM