29 Times You’ve Felt Like the Smartest Person in the Room

29 Times You’ve Felt Like the Smartest Person in the Room

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By Sarah Taviani | 24th January 2017

Albert Einstein once said, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” But sometimes it’s just nice to feel like you’ve got it all under control and you’re totally rocking it. Seriously, nothing beats feeling like a rock star at these times:

1. When you figure out who the real villain is before the end of the show
2. When you remember an obscure piece of trivia at just the right moment and sound like a GOD OF KNOWLEDGE
3. When you’re able to figure out the discount rate of a sale item without a calculator, the little signs, or help from the salesperson

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4. When you’ve actually read the book people are talking about and can have an informed opinion
5. When someone well-spoken and respected voices the opinion you’ve been quietly mulling over for ages
6. When you predict the smart-aleck reply of a character in a TV show or movie
7. When you switch back to your channel at the perfect moment, just as the TV show is resuming after an ad break
8. When you make your weekly pay cover all your bills AND you manage to put some in your savings account

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9. When everyone else in the house is searching for something and you know exactly where to look (because you’re a brilliant detective, not because you were the last person to use it)
10. When your cooking is going horribly wrong and you somehow manage to fix it despite total lack of cooking knowledge
11. When you get the obscure joke a split second before anyone else and genuinely laugh at it
12. When you finish an exam early… and not because you didn’t answer half the questions
13. When you can complete a word-perfect recitation of a Hamilton rap and actually understand what you’ve said

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14. When you accidentally sign up for the hardest escape room challenge and NAIL IT
15. When no one else can open something and you perform some witchcraft on the DL before opening it on the first go
16. When you got that A on a hard exam in year eight and didn’t mention it to the rest of the class so they wouldn’t feel bad about their inadequacy
17. When you successfully stalk someone on social media and end up with enough info to write their 900-page memoir

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18. When you talk to a mechanic or tradie and don’t need them to explain things to you
19. When someone tries to correct you and you’re able to give them a blow-by-blow explanation (including written references and citations) detailing why you’re correct
20. When you go to a restaurant with a group and you already know the menu well enough to make a recommendation
21. When it only takes you a glance to figure out the designer of a particular item
22. When you’re the only person in your group who knows how to use chopsticks

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23. When you put on your new glasses for the first time and can see what a leaf looks like
24. When you know which turn to take before the map prompts you
25. When you’re successful in keep your plant alive for more than a week
26. When you fix something (a toaster, an error in Microsoft Word) that you’ve never had any experience with
27. When someone asks you to do something and you’ve already done it
28. When you get general adult things right, like having your healthcare and car registration sorted
29. When you can speak a few sentences of another language and make it sound amazing… even if what you’re actually saying is “I don’t speak your language. Do you speak English?”

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Article by Sarah Taviani

Sarah is a Journalist. She loves lists, stationery and dresses with pockets. Sarah frequently breaks her self-imposed book-buying ban when she’s not looking.

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