PLACE: The Middle East club
TIME: 12:30 a.m.
CLAIMANT (C): (APPROACHES RESEARCHER) Yo, your glasses are sweet.
RESEARCHER (R): Thanks. (POLITE SMILE)
C: Damn you are looking fine. (PLACES HAND ON R’S LOWER BACK)
R: Um. (MOVES AWAY FROM C, LOOKS DESPERATELY FOR FRIEND RETURNING FROM BAR)
C: When’s this band going on? It’s late. What is it, like 12:30 or something?
R: (GLANCING AT CLOCK ON BACK WALL) It’s 12:30.
C: (TRIUMPHANTLY) Yeeeeah, see? I’m like, totally psychic and s***.
R: (SKEPTICALLY) Oh really.
C: Aw, yeah!
R: Okay, then what am I thinking right now?
C: (PENSIVELY) You’re thinking . . . you want to do a sexy dance for me.
R: (BLANK STARE)
C: (HOPEFUL GRIN)
R: You’re not a very good psychic.
SUMMARY OF DATA COLLECTED
TEST: What is RESEARCHER thinking?
CLAIMANT’S PREDICTION: “sexy dance”
ACTUAL THOUGHT: “If you get any closer I will stab you in the face.”