Victoria BC Therapy Blog

Habitual Tendencies and Conditionings

There was an elderly man (elderly means anyone older than me) who wanted to buy some manure from a pile of bags in a garden store.  The salesperson told him, “no problem, I’ve got some outside right near your car and I’ll hoist a bag into the trunk for you.”

But the old man wanted one from that pile in the store. “I want this kind,” he kept insisting.  The salesman patiently explained they were exactly the same and it would be easier for him to take one from the pile outside.

But the customer was having none of that.  Finally, slightly exasperated, the employee looked the guy straight in the eye, “Sir!” he said, “Same poop; different pile.” The guy got it. Read more…