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The Blueberry Test: There are two kinds of people in the world, and you can recognize them based on what they do with blueberries
Posted by Douglas, Aug 22, 2008. 2001 views. ID = 1627

The Blueberry Test

Posted by Douglas, Aug 22, 2008. 2001 views. ID = 1627
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My friend Nate and I hiked Mount Cutler today, and we were the two types of people in the story.
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This post is Part 10 of a writing series titled Stories and Poems About Mountains.

There are two kinds of people in the world.

The first is the kind that, upon reaching the summit of a mountain and discovering an acre of untouched blueberry bushes with plump, ripe blueberries that are sweeter than pure sugar, immediately drops to his knees and begins ripping blueberries from the bushes and stuffing them by the handful into his mouth.

The second is the kind that, in the same set of circumstances, pulls out a Tupperware container and begins stowing blueberries for use later at home - in pies, in pancakes, or in a bowl of Cheerios.


It is easy to tell the difference between these two types of people. The second is the kind that, on the way down the mountain, has a heavier load in his pack than when he climbed up the mountain. The first type is easily recognizable by the splashes of blue around his lips and the streak of blue spittle dripping down his chin.

Psychologists will tell you that the Blueberry Test is a perfect way of recognizing important character qualities such as self-control and delayed gratification. They will tell you that, in the long run, the second type will do better in society; he will perform well in school, make friends more easily, score well on tests, get better jobs, raise healthy families, maintain good mental health...

Yeah, but, you just don't understand...those blueberries were really good...

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This post has been awarded 30 stars by 7 readers.
This post is Part 10 of a writing series titled Stories and Poems About Mountains. The next part of this series can be found here: Tumbledown Mountain Summit.

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Nate Churchill
Aug 24, 2008
I could have told you that! ;-)
   ~Posted by Nate Churchill, Aug 24, 2008



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