Posted in May 2011

The Joke Experiment (2/6)

The Joke Experiment (2/6)

After a successful first try, I was confident and decided to try the banana joke on a girl. I wanted to refute Andrew’s theory: he had predicted that only men would laugh at my joke because they “want my body” (his words, not mine), while women would at best smile. 2. Second victim: Swiss colleague … Continue reading

The Joke Experiment (1/6)

“I’ve been reading your blog and enjoyed it a lot” said Robert, an old friend from New York over facebook chat. “Only, your last one about your dead relatives made me sad, life is depressing enough; please write something funny next time!” Yeah right, like it was so easy to write something funny! The first … Continue reading

Tears for those who are dead

When my grandfather Ernst, or “Opi”, how we called him, died, I did not cry. I was about 12 years old and he was really charismatic. Whenever he came to visit, he had candies and coins falling out of his pockets on purpose. He looked so young and healthy, it was impossible to imagine he … Continue reading

Miss Blue and Miss Red

Miss Blue and Miss Red

Let me introduce you to my closest friends, Miss Red and Miss Blue. Miss Red is hyperactive and tends to be skinny. “Sleeping is for pussies!” and “eating? A self-indulgent waste of time!” she would say. She treats food as fuel and keeps busy day and night. While Miss Red is overly self-confident, Miss Blue believes she … Continue reading

To Flirt or Not To Flirt?

To Flirt or Not To Flirt?

Flirting is necessary. How could we stand each other if we never felt the need to communicate pleasantly, to appear likable? The activity is hard to define, but let’s say that if you interact playfully with someone with no serious intention, then you are probably flirting a little bit. There is nothing wrong about it. … Continue reading