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Old 07-04-2017, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Slow Moving Vehicle View Post
No, the issue with the OP's beard and his wife is just an example of the phenomenon he's asking about. Can't think what to call it, but "confirmation bias" is pretty close, I think.
I'm inclined to call it relative dissonance. She wasn't there to see the before picture and has nothing relative to judge the "clean" sink by. Where as the OP does.

Like those diet commercials. You see a guy go from 350 to 200 pounds, you think to yourself: "Oh look how skinny he is." Where as, if you just saw the 200 pound guy, you might think: "He Fat"