Functional Fixedness

Functional Fixedness

Storyboard Text

  • Well, you can use a toothbrush to clean it.
  • Ugh! My watch is so filthy! How do I clean it?
  • Yeah!
  • A toothbrush?!
  • Description:
  • You just dip the toothbrush into hot water mixed with soap and scrub. Use this sink!
  • How can you do that?
  • No you can't! You can only use a toothbrush for your teeth. That's why it's called TOOTHbrush!
  • Yes you can! Don't be oblivious.
  • Have fun with your dirty watch!
  • No you cannot. I'm leaving! This is so stupid.
  • Functional Fixedness is the inability to see a new use for an object. In my comic strip, there is a married couple fighting over something dumb. Typical. The husband tells his wife she can use a toothbrush to clean her dirty watch. However, she refuses to believe him because she thinks a toothbrush can only be used to clean teeth. She cannot see another use for this object. Therefore, she cannot solve her issue of her dirty watch.
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