An honest and fair appraisal from The Bumbys

One of the many highlights of my weekend:

Getting “an honest and fair appraisal” from the Bumbys.


And by The Bumbys I mean Gill and Jill Bumby, the masked figures you see in these photos.

Who/what are these people? The way I describe it: It’s a sort of Marina Abramović “The Artist is Present” experience, where you sit in front of the Bumbys, they look at you then type out an honest appraisal of your appearance in less than 5 minutes. In other words, they judge you and type what they think but … instead of snarky comments, they are witty and warm. As you know, it’s easy to point out the faults in strangers but The Bumbys instead focus on the positive and articulate it in a way that makes me question if they had mentalist abilities.

While I was waiting to be Bumbyed, my mind raced with irrelevant thoughts (note awkward hand position). When I finally  calmed down, I looked at Gil straight in the eye/sunglasses.
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He took a quick glance and came up with this:


Mine sounds a bit more intense than the appraisal of my friend but I asked my friends what they thought and the general consensus is that it’s true. (I’m not sure how I feel about the 9.2 rating out of 10 though haha).

Quite amazing that they can write that in such a short period of time with wit no less. If only I could do that- then I’d be a blogging machine!

Intrigued? Take a look at their site 

Read about them in the NY times here

And of course, if you’re looking for a cool thing to have at an event/party you’re having, I’d highly recommend them.

To The Bumbys- thank you for your honesty and interesting thoughts and of course, CitizenM Hotel for introducing me to them. I think I might go and frame this.

Always be honest, fair and look at the positive.



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