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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled.
But what’s this got to do with Unconscious Bias?
Prior to the events in this comic, Cueball has evidently told Megan that he made an assumption about something. Megan starts to respond with a takeoff on the modern proverb: "When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. However, when Megan evokes the proverb in the modified form "You know what happens when you assume", Cueball astutely points out that her phrasing itself is hypocritical in that it makes the assumption that he knows what happens when you assume. Megan stops to ponder Cueball's point, to which Cueball responds " Check and Mate ": a common phrase originating from chess — suggesting triumph or having successfully countered another person's argument to which there can be no retort. In part, Cueball's response demonstrates that, in life, we make assumptions almost every time we speak. This only tends to be problematic in the few instances where the assumption is wrong. The title text is a play on the original "assume" pun, breaking down the word "assert", into "ass" and "ert", with "ERT" being an acronym for " Emergency Response Team ". This comic follows a pattern similar to Insanity. This explanation is most certainly correct.
We often think that reality is what we see and experience. We then make judgments about other people, situations or even ourselves based on our perceptions. But in reality, the reality that you experience is based on your conditioning, and past programming.