Thursday, August 21, 2014

Most New Yorkers can't follow simple spoken directions

“I look at it much less scientifically,” said Susan Kellman, a longtime New York defense lawyer. Her favorite question is a simple listening-skills one: “Tell me one person who’s dead who we all know and respect.”

Most jurors say “my grandmother,” she said, and — unless that grandmother is Golda Meir — that tells her all she needs to know, she added.

“They don’t follow directions,” she said.
--Stephanie Clifford, NYT, on the transmission loss from mouth to brain