Who wore red panties and PASSED!?
January 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm #396233
Don't shave until I pass?January 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm #396234
I am ….January 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm #396235
First two tests= no red panties. Failed.
Last four tests= red panties. Passed.
I started mentally referring to them as my CPAnties.January 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm #396236
I don't own any panties, red or otherwise… maybe my wife will let me borrow a pair. I'm just not sure what I'd say if she asked me why…January 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm #396237
hahaha this is a funny thread. Put a bunch of people together all under an excruciating amount of pressure and funny stuff pops up. I'm not superstitious but I find the idea of sharing a common superstition on test day interesting. I haven't taken one yet, still mapping out my plan but I think little things like this might help take the edge off come exam day. Taking the edge off is half the exam day prep battle…February 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm #396238
Crazy, silly, superstitious, whatever, it worked for me!!! Wore the panties and got an 85 on audit. That and studying my butt off… But I studied my butt off for FAR twice with a resulting 74 both times sans red panties… I will be wearing them for my rematch at the end of the month. Yes, the cpa exam has turned me into someone who believes in lucky underwear.February 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm #396239
Hmmm this is interesting, however, I wonder what the true success rate of the red panties is…66 posts about how they “helped” people pass, but how many wore their best valentines day special butt floss and tanked the exam? Who's gonna step up?? 🙂February 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm #396240
Red Panty BEC = 74
Red Panty AUD = 73
Red Panty FAR = 74
Tighty whiteys, jeans and an ARMY T-Shirt from my big bro stained with Hawaiin red dirt from all of his hard work:
AUD = 97
#changingsuperstitionFebruary 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm #396241
I did!! It was the trick that helped me pass BEC!! 76!!February 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm #396242
I wonder how long before this thread helps someone pass and also gets them fired.February 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm #396243
AUD tomorrow. i'm so wearing red panties!
anything to help me pass!!February 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm #396244
Sadly… My wife did not let me borrow her red panties for REG, but miraculously I managed to pass anyway! : PFebruary 6, 2013 at 1:00 am #396245
will it ever endParticipant
Wore red panties (with white polka dots) and passed BEC with a 76. I didn't get my AUD score, but wore red panties and left the testing center with a BIG smile on my face!February 6, 2013 at 1:09 am #396246
Wore red panties for AUD for the 4 times I took it and failed. Just took it for a 5th time last Saturday and wore yellow panties this time. Maybe yellow panties are my good luck charm…we'll see come 2/22.February 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm #396247
Anyone else just like reading the word “panties” posted by various members over and over in this thread?February 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm #396248
Now that's what I'm talkin about, MCLKT. Nice score. I think this thread is a perfect example of the correlation vs causation fallacy. Smart individuals who just studied hard, but attributed their success instead to panties. Placebo effect, perhaps? The mind is a powerful tool. Congrats to everyone that passed!February 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm #396249
While I agree that one's apparel has no effect on one's knowledge, I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that it doesn't affect one's exam performance. I'm not suggesting that red panties will compensate for a lack of preparation, but never underestimate the power of the human mind. If we believe something strongly enough, it can have a physical effect on us. For example, someone wears a particular color believing that it is lucky, they increase their confidence and comfort in a stressful situation, and thus improve their performance.February 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm #396250
I wore the same red shirt and clothes to the test 3 times and all 3 times I passed. I also put a ton of work each time into each test, but if I'm passing with those clothes, I'm not wearing anything different. ….lolFebruary 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm #396251
I'm going to quote my post because I don't think you read it in its entirety: “placebo effect, perhaps? The mind is a powerful tool”. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you just didn't read the entire post rather than you read it but didn't understand that it was the exact thing you just posted. In case you're not familiar with the placebo effect, it essentially states that if a person is given a sugar pill but is told it is a pain reliever, he/she may feel better just because they believe what they're taking is going to cure their malady. What I said is there is no CAUSAL relationship between the two events. So no, red panties didn't help you pass and they will never be the reason you pass, but if you want to strap those bad boys on, rub your lucky rabbits foot, chuck some salt over your shoulder, and hop 6 times on each leg alternating every third hop, before you take the exam, go for it.February 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm #396252
Actually, I did read your entire post. Furthermore, I am quite familiar with the placebo effect. You stated that the effect is a fallacy. It is not. It can have a “causal” effect, even if it's an indirect effect.
By the way, I don't know if this was your intention, but you come off as pretentious and abrasive.February 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm #396253
You're wrong. This isn't a matter of opinion. Look it up…confusing causation with correlation is, in fact, a fallacy. I am extremely abrasive…it's kind of my thing. Well if you read my post but just didn't understand, then I'll chalk it up to just not being that sharp.February 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm #396254
jeff @ another71.comKeymaster
Baseball – color me shocked that you're causing a ruckus (I'm watching Season 4 of Justified…just roll with it) in the ‘red panty' thread. 😉February 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm #396255
Ha true that. I'm out of the thread. Restating position: if panties help you pass, it's mind over matter…they are not the reason (i.e., causal).February 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm #396256
jeff @ another71.comKeymaster
You're a smart guy. You surely understand that the red panty thing is tongue in cheek.February 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm #396257
I don't believe it is for all “participants” when I see statements like, “anything to help me pass”.February 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm #396258
For what it's worth, placebo effect USUALLY refers to the brains mental ability to overcome some sort of physical issue. You are feeling pain and think you took an advil? Your brain compensates and just doesn't feel the pain (it is a mental alert, after all). I think the effect of the red painties is one of confidence and to a certain extent stress relief. So while I would NEVER believe that wearing red boxers could actually help me pass the exam from a knowledge perspective, wearing them COULD benefit my performance due to lower anxiety and greater confidence. I think that's the point that Noct was trying to make and it is really very different from a placebo effect. At any rate, none of this matters, please end the pissing match now. This is supposed to be a silly fun thing.February 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm #396259
went thru becker 2x. completed 1300+wiley mc's till i got them right. wrote ninja notes 3x. made countless note cards. heard audio course while driving kids to from school, to and from activities.
AND for kicks wore red panties to the exam.
yup “anything to help me pass”
i kicked some AUDITING ass today!!!! thanks to my red panties. :):):)February 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm #396260
haha nicely done Allie. I KNOW it was the red panties that did it 😉
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