What to say when someone says “guess what”

1 min readSep 9, 2022

When someone is trying to impress you, let them.

Guess under expectation.

That’s what they want you to do. When they say, “guess how much I got these shoes for!” and they are implying that they got a great deal, don’t guess five dollars. Guess forty dollars so that they can impress you by revealing that it was only twenty!

When someone says, “my boss just got a new car, guess how much”, it’s the opposite. Don’t guess super high, like two hundred thousand dollars. Guess a bit lower than you expect, like…


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