Google Something Clever 2.0: The Brownie Phenomenon

Jun 19, 2013

The Brownie Phenomenon

Do you like brownies? Do you want free brownies? Like, all the brownies? I have a trick for you.

I don’t like brownies. I don’t like anything chocolate-flavored, actually. I like chocolate proper (milk or white, never dark), but chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk… None for me, thanks.

Every time I have ever encountered brownies at a social function, there is always one person who’s raving about how fantastic they are. And they really want everyone to try them. Maybe you’ve seen this, too. 

So let's say there are twelve people, and only seven brownies. If you want to guarantee yourself a brownie, just announce that you don’t like brownies. Everyone will try to convince you that you simply must try these brownies, because these are the best brownies ever, and you will absolutely love them.

If you’re ever on a desert island with your mortal enemy, and a brownie is the last piece of food left, and you’re both starving, just tell them you don’t like brownies. They will insist that you eat it.

This honestly happens to me every damn time I'm around brownies. I assume it will work for you, too, if you're a good liar. Unfortunately, it only seems to work with brownies. I wish it worked with other things.