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Me: You taught yourself to play guitar?

A: In college. I wanted to impress girls.

Me: Ah. You had an ulterior motive.

A: Not really.

Me: But you learned guitar specifically to impress girls.

A: In college, “wanting to impress girls” is the primary motive for learning guitar. An example of an ulterior motive would be, “and I thought I’d enjoy playing guitar”.


  1. So tuba players certainly wouldn’t have an ulterior motive and to be honest, the primary motive is pretty darn elusive too.

  2. That earned a snicker out loud.

    …Also disturbingly true.

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