You're aware that lots of times I may base a point of view on something not wholly related to science.
I pull meaning out of random crap and turn it into reality that exists only in my head.
I mean, everybody knows that if there have been 2 plane wrecks, you don't want to fly til that third one happens, right?
I'm talking about the completely random.
When we had our house remodeled, suddenly we had an AWESOME shower with glass walls and a glass door. I went to Lowe's and bought one of those little squeegees with the suction cup hook so I could squeegee off the water when I finished my shower.
The very first day I did that, a horrible meeting I was dreading turned out to be really really good.
My first thought?
"Man, that squeegee thing keeps bad meetings away!"
And ever since that day, every single day of my life I squeegee the glass in the shower.
Or something horrible will happen.
This is a true story.
For no real reason last Thursday, I take the el to work.
It's a little more than a mile walk to the station.
And when I come home, it's pretty late so I grab a cab at the cabstand at the Jeff Park station.
As we're driving home, there's construction everywhere.
The kind that takes up one lane and if there's cars coming the other way, you have to wait til all of them go by til you can go.
So that's happening, and I'm looking out the window and... through the cars going by... what the hell?
Is that a...
"LOOK MAN IT'S A SKUNK!"
The driver's first language isn't English, and he thinks I'm yelling at him because of the wait.
So it's awkward and tense for a minute, but then he sees it too.
A freaking skunk.
Walking down the middle of the sidewalk.
It didn't even notice us, it was just there like a National Geographic mistake.
My first thought?
"The Bears are going to stink this week."
I don't need no stinking science to make sense of the world.
But obviously I was wrong.
Because the Bears don't just stink this week.
They just plain stink.