|Mystery, Luck, or Newton's theories at work?|
Posted 13 Jun 2012 02:05
Today I was at the yearly carnival. It was nearing the end of the time I could stay there, and had to catch my ride home. That's when I realized I had lost my wallet after the previous ride. Resentfully the last ride was one of the worst to lose something on. One of the ones where falling objects become dangerous projectiles.That's ride, the Rotating swings.
I had just finished that ride when I noticed my wallet wasn't in my pocket anymore. I'm sure you all can imagine the foul speech I was muttering under my breath as I retraced my steps back to the swing ride.I looked back, fourth, round and round, and all over the carnival where I had been since.
After I checked the lost and found trailer several times with no success, my search got ridiculous. I asked the people running rides and things if they could start checking on top of buildings. That also failed. I resorted to looking in the stupidest of places, which included under mobile stands, under potable toilets, in between spaces, and even in water (all of this in the area of the ride). I finally gave up. But strangely, on my way back to my pick-up point, I found a $20 bill. Which, ironically, covered all the money I had spent or lost that day. I had $10 in my wallet, and spent the other $10 on tickets. So I was like "OK then, the day gets interesting."
Later on, when I was closer to my pick-up place, I found a fortune cookie paper. It said "MAKE NO RASH MOVES FOR NOW." I was shocked and intrigued. The first thing that came to my mind was Newton's quote;
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
So my mysterious thoughts begin. I end up troubled with weather to think I was lucky, or Newton's 3rd law. And part of the mystery is that Newton's 3rd law is usually used in reference to physics. But, does it apply to more than that? Just physics, or to other circumstances as well? What do you guys think?
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