May 16th, 2006
|10:24 am - Extinguishers and testing a theory!|
Today, life just got about eight billion times better.
The fire extinguisher chic is back. . .
But that's not why I'm posting.
perlgirlju and I have established that I am "lucky".
Now, I need to test this theory. Because I want to be all scientific (of course), what sort of test should I set up to determine if I am, indeed, lucky?
I know there are some scientists (even professional ones) on my flist. Hook me up with something fun and yet scientifically valid?
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Gypsies in the Palace", -JB
Not the best version, but it gets the point across:
There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse returned with a herd of horses from the hills and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"
Then, when the farmer's son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?"
Some weeks later, the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer's son with his broken leg, they let him off. Now was that good luck or bad luck?