The great psychologist Bill Miller once joked that he had invented a scale to assess humility. It had one item: “Are you an unusually humble person?”. The scoring guide for the scale related that a “yes” response meant that the true answer was “no”.
I thought of this the other day when someone who had clearly mixed me up with someone else asked whether it was true that I had links to MI-6. I was taken aback for a moment and then responded “If I said no, wouldn’t that mean that the true answer might well be yes, and if said yes, wouldn’t that mean that the true answer was no?”.
There must be other questions of this form…pray elucidate, RBCers.