Woman blows people’s minds with question that will make you ‘see colleagues differently’

A woman claims that you “never truly know someone” unless you’ve asked them a surprisingly divisive question about meetings, and it will make you see your colleagues differently

Erica Mallett
Erica’s question is proving divisive

From opposing views on pineapple pizza toppings to thoughts on how a dog might wear trousers, there are various debates that divide, and which may well make you see your friends and colleagues in a whole new light.

However, there is one debate in particular that may well see you separate your co-workers into the two distinct categories of right and wrong forevermore. And it may take more than a cup of tea to make peace.

A TikTok user named Erica Mallett has caused quite a stir after raising a deceptively simple question that will “make you see people differently” – even if you’ve known them for “ten, fifteen years”.

According to Erica, the question you need to ask is as follows: “If I say we have a meeting at midday, and then I say can we move it forward two hours, what time is that?”

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On the surface at least, the question appears relatively straightforward. However, this is only because humanity is divided into two camps without even realising it: 10am and 2pm.

Erica, who goes by the username @erica_mallett, asserted: “You don’t truly know someone until you’ve asked them this question. You could have known them for ten, fifteen years, and you feel like you know them inside out, but the answer to this question will change everything you think you knew about them”.

Judging by the comments, it’s clear Erica isn’t far wrong, with followers from both sides of the divide astounded that there could ever be another way of thinking.

One 2pm person wrote: “Move something forward = move it forward in the scheme of the day = 2pm”.

However, a 10am person strongly disagreed, arguing: “10am. Forward/back is what you do to the time in relation to you. Forward = closer/earlier. Back = further/later.”

In an insightful follow-up video, Erica cleared things up by explaining that your answer will completely depend on “how you view time”.

She said: “If you see yourself as moving through time, then you will say 2pm. But if you see time as moving through you, you will say 10am”.

Which side do you fall on? Let us know in the comments below.

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