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Conundrum: The ENTP’s Point of View

via Conundrum — The Daily Post

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Familiar with that term? Or did you just checked your dictionary for definitions? 

If any of you look for the meaning in the dictionary, conundrum [kuhnuhn-druh m] means anything that puzzles or riddle. Therefore, if the word is taken literally, it will lead to wordplay, pun, riddle or anything that triggers us to think about answering or fixing the flouted rules. An instance of famous conundrum is the Sphinx riddle.

What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening?

Which was answered by Oedipus during his journey. Legend said that ever since the riddle was solved by Oedipus, Sphinx met his death and stop devouring the explorers who passed by.

Though it literal meaning has a very close definition to riddle, conundrum has another definition as a moral dilemma or difficult situation that people might face in their life. These kinds of conundrum are known as moral and practical conundrum. The two types include the absence of deciding whether something is right or wrong and the difficulties in choosing which one is better than another respectively. This post, will deliver some possible moral and practical conundrums that you might have or might not have ever thought before with some opinions from an ENTP.

The Robin’Hood

Everyone must be familiar with the tale of a guy who robs from the rich and then spreads the loots to the poor people. Imagine if this Robin’Hood guy was one of your friends and you figured out what he always did. What would your action be? Turn him or her to the authorities? Let him or her be for the treasures are distributed to the unfortunate ones? You might argue for this but I have my point of view.

Stealing, robbing or anything similar are obviously breaking the law.However in this case, the robber does not enjoy the loot he’s obtained but instead, he gives it to the ones who need it. I will say that I will let him be for awhile, warn him later and then if he refuses to stop, I will wait for the time to take a serious action once he starts to go completely evil. You have to keep in mind that most people who do heroic action by breaking the law may die as a hero or live long enough to turn into a bad guy

World War

It will be cruel to say thanks to everyone who participated in world war one and two but wait a minute, I said that as a person who lives in 21st century. Imagine living in the years of 1920s to 1940s, you would curse a lot and feel the insecurity in every minute of your life. Surely I would either if I imagine how horrible living next to battle field, preparing to evacuate to the nearest bunker or isolated mountain. That’s how it was back then, but how about now? Think as a person from this generation. Did we learn something from it? Yes we do. Did lots of us get something from it? Yes we DO. Now you want to revise my grammar for answering past questions in present form. No you can’t, because what we got and what we learned back then, are eternal. Some countries seized their independence, some others learned that war is a waste and peace should be maintained, making them more powerful and advanced than before. Without mentioning those countries, I would like to salute the people from the past and be grateful as the person from the present.

Death Sentence

You reap what you sow. The proverb is surely relevant to this controversial punishment. It should be noticed that death sentence is only enacted to they who commit serious crimes such as assassination, mass murder, massive illegal drugs distribution, and so forth.the impact of death sentence is very influential not only to the suspect who will obviously lose his life but also to the public for it might spread the fear of doing such criminal actions that may lead him to horrifying punishment. Some people find death sentence is unfair since it gives no chance for the suspect to amend his mistake in the past, turning him from a suspect into another victim while some others see the punishment is just and acceptable.  However, again, what if a close friend of yours has committed an assassination that made him sentenced to death. Would you defend your dearest one or stand by the justice?

Though many people think such kind of punishment is barbaric and ruthless, I would say that death sentence, to whom in may be applied, is fair enough since the punishment is only imposed to serious and worrisome criminals who commit particularly serious crime. The authority will not have any right to impose death sentence on a robber who snatch money from the cashier machine in Seven Eleven. Thus, as long as it is on track and not rashly implemented, death sentence is fine.

The Titanic

We all know what happened at the end of the movie. Jack Dawson died sacrificing himself to let Rose survived. Cheesy, you may have said, but for some people, they prefer to die rather than seeing their loved one dies. How about you? Have you ever imagine that Jack is you, and Rose is your lover. You guys are on a very amusing trip when suddenly a fatal accident occur. Giving you two options: You live but you have to let your lover dies, or vice versa, you die and the loved one lives. Will you save him or her by giving up your own life or leave her?

My view about lovers and death is quite different. I would like to have a question regarding to this: Imagine you are in a very settle and happy relationship. You get married and live even happier. Now the question is: would you die first leaving your lover in a very depressing lonesome and lost or you would let him or her dies before you so they do not need to feel the loneliness and the pain of losing loved one?

You may think that I am rude, but I won’t let the person that I share affection with and I care about to feel the fear of losing and lonely. It is okay  for me if she dies leaving me behind. 

You may have different opinions about those stuffs I shared. Cheers.

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With or Without ‘Video’, Gaming is Gaming

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I have been 123 days surviving in this Incredible Land. During that more or less four months, I only played shitty mobile games, which I have uninstalled, accidentally played truth or dare in the middle of the night, and sadly playing cards against humanity without any real cards. I played it online, with strangers, though. Apart from the desperate efforts to kill my boredom, I am recently interested in another form of game which has been known and played far before the term ‘video game’ was popular.

I am thinking of having some board games once I come back home. The excitement was so great that I have started watching some review videos since two months ago and now I have the list that I will share to you.

Game of Thrones

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Based on a very popular series written by George R.R. Martin, this  game takes place in the massive lands of Westeros. The players will take roles of the houses of the Seven Kingdoms, trying to seize the Iron Throne and ruling the Westeros by arranging effective strategies via diplomacy or battle. It is highly possible that some players build an alliance to defeat other players. Game of Throne: The Board Game is rated 7.8 in Boardgamegeek.com Should you need further details, kindly check the video below.

Blood Rage

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Rated 8.2 in Boardgamegeek.com, Blood Rage is a thematic strategy board game with the setting of ancient Norse when Ragnarok has come and the end is near. The players will take control over different Viking’s clans in the apocalyptic battle to secure their places in Valhalla. Blood Rage comes up with exquisite figure arts and wide possibilities for characters and clans upgrades. A link to an unboxing video and a review video are attached below.

Scythe

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Scythe takes place in an alternate historical timeline of 1920s in Eastern Europa. The game focuses on a city-state called The Factory which produces deadly massive war machines that the players try to claim by conquering territories, enlisting recruits, farming, building structures and activating mechs. Scythe is rated 8.4 in  Boardgamegeek.com and the idea of monstrous mechanical weapon is very intriguing. Check out the unboxing and review video below.

Conan

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The other three are focused on strategic aspect on developing clans, kingdoms, cities, conquering territories and winning wars which make the players will more likely to play roles as a leader. Meanwhile, in Conan, you are given options to take control of one out of several heroes including Conan himself or as an evil overlord to hinder Conan and his comrades reaching their goals. There are lots of  maps that open lots of scenarios in this board game. Personally, I badly want to have this. Deadly badly want to have after watching the unboxing, rules and review videos. 8.4 in Boardgamegeek.com, 9.0 in my mind.

Mythic Battles: Pantheon

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9.4 is the rating of this game in Boardgamegeek.com. Imagine how epic would it be. The game sets up in the ancient Greek mythology where Gods and Titans were fighting. The players choose their mythological Gods to play along with mythical creatures and also legendary warlord and demi-gods. I haven’t got much information about this game, but I think Mythic Battles: Pantheon is super exciting. However, I got the video of the game rules and a short video of its component looks.

Anyway, I personally think that playing board game will bring you different sensation of multiplayer compared to the one in video games. Though it is tough to understand the rules and mechanism at the beginning and it is even tougher to tidy the mess up after playing, but board games are surely worth to play. Well, I think I need to start saving money. Cheers.

Credits to: boardgamegeek.com ; Youtube.com

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Pleasing ENTPs 101

Some weeks ago I described how to trigger the feeling of ENTPs and at some points how to make them upset. Now I am thinking. I am an ENTP and why in the world did I post a guide to make me upset? Like I will come to a group of people and with a strange smile asking them to ruin my mood? Thus, I am going to share how to please ENTPs easily. This is still related to how our feeling works.

Compliments

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We are, indeed, narcissistic. Thus, giving honest compliment will make our day. However, our responses are unusual. ENTPs will not directly accept the compliment by saying thanks or making any counter-compliment. Instead, we often sarcastically self-deprecate ourselves but deep inside we loudly shout: HELL YEAAAAAH I AM AWESOME. Here is an example of ENTP gets a compliment.

One day in a football game

INFJ: Hey, you did well, man. That was amazing goal.

ENTP: Nah, I saw a 5 year-old kid did better yesterday.

Implicature: I KNOW RIGHT, can you say that again?

Ideas

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This part related to how people should deal with ENTPs who are in trouble. The subtitle above includes: solutions, advises and opinions. ENTPs tend to come with tons of ideas which are mostly produced by the district in their brain called The Fictional Problem where most of the citizens are over-thinkers. However, though we are introvert thinkers, we gladly listen to any brilliant points of view and reasonable feedback from others. We appreciate any good ideas and solution through our problem more than we do to emotional supports. Therefore, instead of saying wise words or motivational speech, we would be happier if you come up with ‘what if…’ or any other ways that convey your ideas, solutions, and any doable plan.

Coffee (or anything with alcohol if they drink. Vodka, Champagne, whatever)

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In my case it’s coffee, black coffee. For Tony Stark, probably, vodka or any expensive champagne. However, it is serious! I mean, coffee is not a drink. It is a hug. If you have ENTP friends and they come with long face, say the magic words: ‘Do you want it black, with sugar, or creamer?’ (for coffee drinker) or say nothing but throw a can of cold beer to them (for the one who drinks alcohol). As simple as that.

Deep Conversations

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If any of you still think that ENTPs are reserved and quiet, then there is only one possibility: You are not ready for deep conversation and ENTPs know who to talk with. Exploring unrealistic ideas and thousand possibilities of the existence of aliens or wormhole that leads to the past are some of many favorite topics that we like to discuss. Should it ended in debate-sparing session, ENTPs will be happier. Losing it will make them respect their discussion partner, and winning the debate will pleased those ENTPs for sure. However, not all people can stand discussing such things for hours. So, are you ready to talk about bullshits and parallel universe?

Those are How To Please ENTP 101. Effortless aren’t they?

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Posted in Anxiety, Characters, college life, ENTP, ENTP's Thought, Marvel, MBTI, No Offense, Random, Random Thoughts, survival, Uncategorized, X-Men

The Danger Room

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Are you familiar with that empty room? If you have ever watched a movie that tells you about abnormal beings living together in a massive mansion where there are school and jet inside along with bald professor on a wheel chair, then you have ever happened to see that picture. If it is still not really clear for you, here is another hint.

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Now most of you might have recognized what Danger Room is, haven’t you? It is a huge simulation room where the mutants in X-Men practice to develop their abilities as mutants in the real battle situation. Usually there will be some senior mutants guide the younger ones during the training as you can see in the picture, there are Mystique and Beast with the young X-Men (Left to Right : Nighcrawler, Storm, Cyclops, Phoenix and Quick-Silver). The Danger Room is designed to have such super realistic sensation during the practice that you can feel the fear of dying and getting chased by The Sentinels. Now maybe I exaggerate it, but these two weeks, I think some of my professors are pushing us to the limit and I personally feels like they put us in Danger Room situation.

Never ending assignments of designing new techniques and developing some methods, daily presentations, reviews and so forth are coming endlessly. At first, it was totally normal to have one or two reports and presentations. Then I thought it would soon decreased, but once two papers’s done, there came other three out of somewhere! I am so triggered that I write another shitty twisted thought about this Danger Room analogy. Seriously, now, every time I enter the classroom, I imagine my professor as a gifted being who can read and control others’ mind and my friends and I as a noob young mutants seeking for clarity and wisdom in a room where your worst enemy will soon be summoned by the prof. The young mutants end up in a relentless regime of training that is painful yet effective. However, IT IS painful and it is not easy to satisfy the professor with our struggle.

I don’t know if either Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy or Raven Darkholme has a very high expectation that one of them find it difficult to appreciate the hard works of their disciples. Though my professors, some of them require us to think out of the skull to make them smile. Indeed, it is stressful. That’s one downs. However, I can say that with such force to accomplish many things at once, I unconsciously develop. Painfully develop.

Thus, like those young mutants in X-Men who frequently experience dying and extreme fear during simulation practice, I won’t stop though I suffer serious lack of sleep and worrying hair loss. In the end, these all will over and I will utilize what I have learnt during the Danger Room situation to make a better life for everyone. By the way, no offense, dear professor.

 

 

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You Can Hire Them For Zombie Apocalypse

A friend once asked how in the world could I have my list of favorite MARVEL characters suitable to my MBTI? How could I idolize (mostly) characters with ENTP traits? I have no exact answer for this. Probably because those ENTPs share the same views as mine. However, it does not mean I ONLY like ENTPs when it comes to fictional characters. Though Wade Wilson, Tony Stark and Rocket Raccoon are my heroes, I also adore some others with various MBTI types.Here are the chosen five of non-ENTP fellows from MARVEL Universe alongside with their MBTI and my personal opinion about them.

  • Frank Castle (The Punisher) – INTJ

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Frank was an ex-marine who got his entire family murdered in front of his face. More than it, he got a head-shot that,unfortunately, did not kill him. Since then, Frank turned into psychopathic badass who demanded revenge. I am not sure about his previous life when he was a loving husband and father, but The Punisher is an INTJ. Low tolerance, lack of emotion, hates inefficiency are several features of INTJ that you can see from this badass man-hunter. An INTJ is also original and pragmatic. You will see how Frank does not let emotional feelings interrupt his decision in doing his job terminating the targets. The only distractions for him are Dare Devil and NYPD. I am with Frank. You may kill the one who kill your loved ones, though. ‘Don’t get in my way, Red!

  • Charles Xavier (Prof. X) – ENFP

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I shit you not, Charles is my favorite mutant after Wade. I mean, who does not want to control Cerebro and knows what common people do not know? If he was not shot on the spine and could use both of his leg normally, I could imagine how badass would he be. Anyway, Charles is passionate, optimistic and surprisingly care about others. At the first time he might look like an ordinary bald professor who is busy with his own experiment, but look at how he cares about the young mutants? X-Mansion is a proof of his caring, optimistic and passionate personality, giving hope to the minority to have better future. Alright, talking about Charles makes me sound old. Go on.

  • Peter Parker (Spider-Man) – INFP

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Most kids’ wildest dream is getting bitten by radio-active spider and becoming Spidey. I was one of those moron kids. Thus, Pete-Parker was my childhood hero. As a kid, seeing a heroic older-but-not-too-older guy will make me day-dreaming of having a big brother. To every kid out there, imagine if Spider-man take you to school and all of your friends will drop their jaws. THAT WAS! MY DREAM! Dedicated, idealist, loyal, intensively struggle to make world as a better place are some traits of INFP in Spidey. At least before Venom turned him into somehow worse but better at the same time. Hey, maybe black-suit Spider-man is an ENTP.

  • Peter Quill (Star Lord) – ESFP

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Another Peter. I envy Star Lord for he is having fun out of every task and difficult situation he encounters. He is also an excellent team-worker while I prefer to do most of the things solo. ESFP is creative and an out of the box thinker. This is why they always find fun ways to face everything even the worst situation. In some cases, especially the part of Guardian of the Galaxy movie, ESFP is an excellent peacemaker and this makes Star Lord a great leader.

  • Katherine Anne ‘Kitty’ Pryde – INFP

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My mutant crush, indeed. Shared the same MBTI as Spidey, Kitty is an inter-dimensional mutant who can travel through not only concrete objects like wall but also time. Even though Kitty is not an excellent combatant, She plays important role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, though. I have described how heroic an INFP is. INFPs are usually idealist justice keeper who prefer to put douche-bags and bandits to jail rather than killing them on sight. Their kind-hearted personality suits ENTP well.

Now I am thinking of them teaming up together with Wade, Stark, and Raccoon. Though, I prefer Spidey with his symbiote suit. What’s the team name gonna be? You decide!

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Forget and Figure Out

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Recently I re-watched Memento. A movie where Leonard, the protagonist, suffered short-term memory loss that made him unable to create new memory. Everything happened to him will soon to be disappear from his memory. This condition forced him to take notes every time he encountered something or met someone. However, at the end of the movie, there was a scene where Leonard burned one of the pictures that he took as an evidence of his accomplishment in avenging his wife, making him forgot that the person he hunted has been perished by himself. As the memory has lost and there was no evidence that the revenge has been paid off, he kept looking for the person who has killed his wife. A person that was no longer exist.

Memento is not the only movie that involves psychological thrills, especially the memory loss aspect, to force the viewers to think. Another one that is a little bit under-ratted is The Number 23. Some reviews describe the movie as clumsy, unengaging and confusing. However, that confusing part, triggered me.Walter Sparrow, the protagonist in  the movie came up with similar problem to Leonard: memory loss. The difference was Sparrow’s was unable to memorize what happened in his past but had no problem with the present time and making new memories. Despite the difference, both problems were similar: they forgot, completely.After watching, there was something hitting my thought while I brewed my coffee: What have we forgotten since we were born?

This thought of mine probably has no direct connection to the plot of both movies that I have taken as examples previously. However, the point here is the ‘forget’ part that suddenly triggered my curiosity after watching Memento for the second time.

Some people believe in after life as a period when we, human-beings, were born once, live for several years and no longer dwell in this world after the death comes and inhabit the other dimension where spirits, angels and demons live in. Shortly, we live once in this world, and move to another dimension after our death. The others, however, assume that there are previous life and next life in the same world that we live in now. The endless cycle that people know as reincarnation. Both, obviously, include the birth phase, either once or many times. The thing is, what if we have known everything before the parturition? Or for they who believe in reincarnation, what if they have known everything from their previous life but they just do not realize that they follow their intuition in the present cycle? What if we just forgot? What if we used to know when we will die, when we will get married, who our partner is, and so on? And what if the memories are actually hidden inside us but we do not know how to access it? Would you like to know when will you die and what happened before this lifetime?

Imagine someone hid a folder consist of an embarrassing secret of you that you have no longer remembered in your PC and he did not say anything about it. One day, you accidentally found that folder and slowly remembered everything. Now imagine the same thing in your memory but without PC. Imagine that you accidentally reveal your death in the future, probably via dreams, or just a convincing sudden thought. You slowly realize that it has been there ever since but you just did not realize it. It was a strange box that you have ignored since you were born and suddenly you opened it out of nowhere and found a surprising yet disturbing facts about yourself.

Now the question is what would you do next? Will you immediately confess and amend your mistakes in the past? Will you continue ignoring the revealed truth? Or will you cry in the corner of your room regretting what have happened so far in your life? I personally would probably be freaked out IF such situation happened to me. I would rather do not remember and try to do good things day by day. Keeping it as a mystery is the art of enjoying life. Well that’s my personal opinion though. After all, ENTP likes to talk bullshits. How about you? What if you remembered?

 

Posted in Hyderabad, India, Living Abroad, No Offense, Random, Random Thoughts, survival

Perspective and Expectation (Part 1)

It’s been a week and I get used to it surprisingly fast. I haven’t felt any massive culture shock that annoys me badly so far. Loud honks, crowded traffic, outstandingly ‘skillful’ drivers, crows caw every morning are some features I find everyday and the last one is actually my favorite.

I don’t know why but crows caw wakes me up better than roosters’. More, I also don’t know if it is only in Hyderabad or crows are massively spread everywhere all over the country. Either way, thanks crows. You will save my ass just in case I will have class in the morning later.

Another ‘music’ to my ears here is honk of every vehicle. Normally, you hear people honk at each other during crowded traffic. Here, they also honk to tell people when they will turn or go. So a driver who is about to turn left will honk while the others who hear the honk will also honk at that guy who is about to turn left. If I get 1 rupee for every honk that I hear in this first week, I could have bought a new iPhone. Well, at least the honk helps me to avoid a fatal accident caused by their ‘skillful’ driving skills.

I will share more about how Indian people amaze me and confuse me at the same time. Lastly for now, the less you expect, the wider your perspective will be.

 

P.S. : Next post will contain pictures.

 

 

 

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The Public Pranks

What do people usually do to kill their boredom? They would probably prefer reading interesting books, singing or playing musical instruments, playing video games, hanging out with friends, solving puzzles, making videos and uploading them to Youtube, surfing the internet, working out, going to unexplored place nearby, cooking, writing poetry, writing story, writing a to do list, writing on blog, and other endless possibilities to do.

Anyway, I believe that doing some pranks is included in the list of options to kill boredom. Therefore, I am thinking of 5 pranks that people would like to try in public when life starts to get boring.

  1. The Time Traveler Prankdoctor-who-tardis-in-a-vortex.jpg

    Imagine you rush into a random shop nearby. With a strained expression, you yell the same question to people inside including the shop assistant or maybe the cashier: ‘WHAT YEAR IS IT ?! WHAT YEAR IS IT ?!’ They may be confused with such question and will ignore you, but some or at least one will possibly answer with puzzled face. Here is the best part! Once you get your answer, directly run outside the shop and yell out loud : ‘WOOHOO! IT WORKED! YEAH!’ Some people might think you are nuts, but they will think soon after that. “Wait, did he just time traveled?”

  2. The Narnia PrankNarniaWardrobe.jpg

    Once you go to IKEA or other home furnishing stores, try to get into the wardrobe and stay for several minutes. Wait for some people to come nearby and get out immediately. When they look at you (maybe get surprised for seeing a person comes out from a wardrobe), tell them that you have just visited Narnia and came back.

  3. The Blood Eater Prankcranberry-jelly-860.jpg

    Make a cranberry jam or pudding and then put it into several jars with each different blood type written on it. Once you are ready, eat them in public and offer it to some people by asking “what is your blood type?” excitedly while showing them random jar. Do not forget to smile. Congratulation, people think you are a psycho. LOL!

  4. Life Gives You Lemon Prank2006_minions-lemons

    This one is a good-deed-prank, though. First of all, make sure you got some lemons. After that, wear a T-shirt with “LIFE” written on it. If you do not have a t-shirt with “LIFE” written on, PRINT IT AND STICK ON YOUR T-SHIRT, DUH! Now you are ready to go. Go to a park, outdoor parking lot, basketball court, or any crowded place and share the lemon to random people. When you hand the lemon, do not forget to ask the questions: “Now what will you do?” It would be better without any expression. Enjoy!

  5. The Mind Reader PrankFirst_Class_Xavier.jpg

    In public places, put a pose of Charles Xavier from X-Men when he uses his mind-power. Then, approach to the first person who make an eye contact to you. Go slowly by keeping the eye contact if it is possible and when you are close enough to the person, smile and say the magic words “I know everything.” Walk away slowly immediately. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO LOOK BACK. Well played, Prof. X.

 

 

Have fun! Just do not overdo it. 😀