Social science is a bruising business. Last Friday, I interviewed ten people on the street about how their personalities affected their approach to social interaction.
Three shy people ran away before I could talk to them.
Two insecure people said they weren’t sure, and wanted to know what I thought about it.
One person said her aggressiveness had no social impact, then asked whether I had a problem with that and hit me on the head with my clipboard.
A pair of pathological liars told me they’d love to stop and chat, but were late for their meeting with the Queen.
One nymphomaniac slept with me after I stopped her on the street. To avoid conflict of interest I had to eliminate her from the sample.
A conspiracy theorist refused to discuss the matter, asking instead who was behind the study.