Wednesday, December 30

Whoa....

I just picked up a plastic cup about half full of soda with my left hand, and halfway to my mouth, the cup buckled in my grip (cheap cup) and popped free. It's hard to explain with words, but imagine that it rotated around as it was falling, and I was certain it was going to spill Coke everywhere. But rather than lunge at it, it seemed (looking back at what was an entirely instinctual split-second) that I had actually imparted enough rotation to the cup that it might not land upside down but actually come all the way around... though it would be close. Thus I twisted my body, dropped to my knees, and with my other hand (the right), I caught it about six inches above the carpet, face up once again! The best part of all: The centrifugal force of the rotation kept all the Coke inside the cup and my carpet didn't receive a drop. Whew!

Of course no one is ever present to see such things. It's one of the unwritten rules in life. :-|

4 comments:

billybytedoc said...

Not on U-Tube, Darn!

Metamatician said...

I need someone to follow me around with a camera to document when I catch thing falling out of the fridge and so forth. Never mind that 99% of the time it would be a huge intrusion on my privacy. It could be a reality show: Waiting For Justin to do Something Exciting. Millions would watch and I would become famous for being famous.

Hans said...

That's really crazy, funny!

Metamatician said...

:-)

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