Lets have an method defined outside of any class:
"my Method is executed"
Checking its persistence with respond_to? seems wrong:
respond_to? :my_method => false
The solution to that issue is that the syntax of respond_to? for global methods is different (and absolutely no logical to me). Global methods are presented as private methods of Object class. So the correct verification is:
Object.respond_to?( :my_method, true )