Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Changing Pictures Experiment

Over our couch in our living/family room we have six picture frames displaying pictures I have taken over the years.  They've been hanging a couple years.  The Wife suggested a few ... months ago that I should change the pictures.  This gave me an idea.  I would change one picture every other day but I wouldn't tell the Wife.  How long would it take for her to notice?

My plan was to change one small picture every other day until I'd changed six small pictures then I would change one of the big pictures.  I figured she would catch it when I changed the big picture as that would be the most obvious.  I based this assumption on the fact that I probably wouldn't have noticed the changes until then.

Original Pictures.
Monday of last week I changed the upper right picture of the upper right frame.  On Wednesday I changed the lower left picture of the bottom center frame.  On Friday I changed the upper left  picture of the upper left frame.  I was careful to replace each picture with pictures of similar colors so the change wouldn't be so obvious.  All of the new pictures were ones I took in Spain.

Last Friday, after the third picture had been changed the Wife excitedly asked me "When did you change the pictures?"  The experiment was over and I had assumed wrong.  The Wife was better at seeing these things than I was.

I guess I proved the obvious ... I've never been able to surprise the Wife.

6 comments:

  1. Is it just me, or is it safe to assume that women are generally more attentive to details? ;)

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    1. Gany: It's safe. They do seem to have a thing about details. Especially the details you are supposed to remember but forget.

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  2. LMAO!! Oh my god...I think I'd be done with damn near all of 'em before the old man noticed!! However..ask him to roughly calculate some quantity or volume or acres etc..done in a second. I'd need a calculator and an hours time! Vive la différence!

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    1. KSam: Vive la différence. I'll have to say that the next time I forget something the Wife asked me to remember.

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  3. she is a super hero of detectability! I can't even find my keys in the morning when they're in my hands, I don't think I'd notice pictures!

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    1. She caught it before I would have. I can't get anything by her!

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