# I Can Read Your Mind! (It might be April 1st, but Im not joking!)

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Yes, I can! (Ha! Bet you didn't know I heard you say "No you cant" before you clicked that link, huh...)

Let's do a little exercise.....Get a piece of paper and a pen. Got one? Ok...(Yes, this is going to require your participation. Trust me...it wont hurt.)

Pick a number between one and ten. Any number will work. Write it down at the top of your paper and then circle it. It will be needed again in the future.

Ok...a little light math is required here. (I hope I don't burn anyone out...)

Take your original number and multiply that number by two. Write that new number down on your paper.

Now, add eight to your new number. Write down that resulting new number. (Cross out the previous number to avoid any potential confusion. Sometimes all these numbers get to look the same...)

Now, take your resulting new number and divide it by two. Again, write down your new new number and cross off the old one. (Are you still with me???)

Now, subtract your original number from your new new number. And, again...write it down and cross off your previous number.

Now the hard part...(Ok, not really...But, go with me on this for the suspense factor, ok?)

I want you to assign a letter to the number you have in front of you. If your number is a 1, then the letter is an A. If it is a 2, then the letter is a B. 3 is a C, 4 is a D, and so on... Write down what letter you got.

Now, I want you think of a country that starts with that letter. Any country. Could be in the Americas...could be in Europe. Anywhere. Just pick a country. (Got one yet???) Ok...write it down next to your letter. (Yeah, I know...there is a lot of writing in this. Just go with me on it.)

Now, whatever letter you had...move to the next letter in the alphabet. (It's the alphabet, people...its not that hard.) If you had an A, you new letter is a B. If you had a B, your new letter is a C...etc.) Write down that new letter.

Now, I want you to think of an animal that starts with that letter. Could be any animal...anything at all. Big. Small. Doesn't matter. Pick one and write the animal down next to your new letter.

Now, I want you to think of the color of that animal. (Pretty sure you can guess what to do now...) Write it down under the animal.

Ok...Pencils down.

Now, its my turn...

(Please...be quiet. I have to concentrate.)

Slowly rubbing my temples while appearing to be concentrating really hard...

Tapping into the cosmic powers of the universe... (Secretly hoping I turned off the coffee pot at home before I left today cause cleaning that up sucks...)

Ok. Ummm...I'm sorry. But....

THERE ARE NO GRAY ELEPHANTS IN DENMARK!!

Told ya I could read your mind...Have an awesome April Fool's Day!!

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Rainer
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Mitzi & Phyllis White & Carpenter
Real Estate Central - Hurricane, WV
The Dream Team

How the heck did you do that?  LOL too good!

Apr 01, 2010 01:47 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Mitzi and Phyllis -- Im happy that you enjoyed this. ;-) it's one of my favorite tricks. Thank you for playing along!

Apr 01, 2010 01:49 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Clint - I followed along WITHOUT a pencil.   That must be the logical result of my UM Griz education.  How's life in the Zoo?  (It looks like you may have some time on your hands).

Apr 01, 2010 02:22 AM #3
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Clint - Have heard this before but still enjoy it, even though it's a bit early in the AM. Happy April Fool's Day.

Jeff

Apr 01, 2010 02:31 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Kent -- Nice..glad you were able to keep up. ;-) The Zoo is awesome! Always glad to see another member of the Griz Nation :-)

Apr 01, 2010 02:32 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Jeff -- Yeah, it's one of my favorites. And yes....it is early. :-)

Apr 01, 2010 02:33 AM #6
Rainer
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Lisa Oden
Results Realty Services - Lawrenceville, GA

Do you think they have any white egrets in Denmark???  Probably not.  However, I managed it without pencil and paper.  There may be hope for me, yet!

Apr 01, 2010 02:59 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Lisa....egrets?? EGRETS?? Good grief....one in every crowd...LOL!

Apr 01, 2010 03:03 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Bill Jones
Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones" - Airdrie, AB
Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos

Hmmm, I must have done some thing wrong I picked 6, then letter D , then letter E, but I selected Dominican Republic as the country and Echida as the animal.

Apr 01, 2010 03:07 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Bill -- 99% of people will pick Denmark and an elephant. I guess it's good that your not like everyone else, right? ;-)

Apr 01, 2010 03:10 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Im wondering how many people got the math wrong on this and dont wanna admit it..LOL

Apr 01, 2010 03:37 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Hee hee...do they have brown emus?

Apr 01, 2010 03:51 AM #14
Rainer
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Derek Overbey
Roost.com - San Francisco, CA

Excuse me, can you pull this hook out of my cheek? Good one Clint.

Apr 01, 2010 03:57 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Dangit!! What is with all you non-linear people??? Another Lisa thwarts my effort to take over the world. ;-)

Apr 01, 2010 03:57 AM #16
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Derek -- LOL! :-)

Apr 01, 2010 04:03 AM #17
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Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Late to the party....but good one.  This was another one of those times when I could have used a pencil perhaps...but I managed and ended up on the hook, too.

Apr 16, 2010 12:46 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Don -- :-) Awesome!

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