More like six percent

A friend called to tell me that he had given my name as a reference on a recent job application.

“If they call you, please be nice,” he said.

“Why would you even give them my name if you didn’t think I’d be nice?” I asked.

“You’re usually great,” he said. “But about ten percent of the time, you’re just mean, regardless of the circumstances. I didn’t want this to be one of those ten percent moments.”

I thought his percentage was a little high.