Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Do you know how to listen? Did you ever learn? Depending on your age you learned and dealt with the "listening" test. I bet the younger you are the better chance you have never been given a test that actually tested your ability to listen and follow instructions.

The test is really quite simple and I believe it was around 6th or 7th grade when a teacher sprung it on us. Only 2 people passed the test. If you remember this test feel free to post a yea or nay.

The basic premise is the teacher gives you the instructions to said test verbally. Then you take the test. In both cases there is the verbal instruction to read the entire test and written instructions telling you the same. As in many cases people chose not to read the instructions and begin answering questions. It is when the collective non-listening, non-instruction following mass sighs. The last question is the instruction not to do anything. 33 out of 35 kids just failed the test. Yes, I was among them. It was a well taught lesson. There should be more.

Listen and learn.