I have observed that people are bad at observing big things.

A couple of months ago, I had my hair cut.  Nothing major, just seven or eight inches shorter… the only person to mention it was a nine year old Brownie, who asked if my hair was longer.

Yesterday I had one more inch taken off.

Every single female I have seen since then has commented on it.  The only man who commented was my husband, and I’m not sure that counts since he knew I was going to the hairdressers.

It puts me in mind of an experiment I read about.  It’s not totally related, but it does have to do with observation.  You may be aware of it, as it went through a phase of being talked about a lot not so long ago.  It’s the gorilla at the basketball game.  Here’s an explanation.

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