102. Predict the Future

Anytime you can accurately predict something that’s going to happen is pretty cool.  This can range from precisely forecasting the final score of the game before it’s over, to naming the next hottest trend in music, to correctly calling out who’s on the other end of the line when your phone rings.  You’re basically bending the rules of space and time.

The real key here, obviously, is that you need to have someone around to hear you make your prediction.  The Oracle at Delphi would have just been some old lady raving in a drugged out trance were it not for the fact that a bunch of priests were there lapping up her every word.  The more confidently you call your shot, the more impressed your friends will be and the cooler you’ll appear.  It’s like calling “Off the car, backboard, swish” during a game of H.O.R.S.E.

One Response to “102. Predict the Future”

  1. On the train back from Brighton I wanted to check the score of the Barcelona-Arsenal Champions League game. Before I could get my phone out, my friend announced “3-1 Barcelona.”

    He did it so confidently we were sure he knew the score. In the end it didn’t matter that he was wrong, his guess sounded so much like rock-solid fact that it was cool anyway.
    Besides he was only one goal off. Not a bad guess.

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