Friday, 14 November 2014
The Evolution of the Pocket Dragon?
Lighters, pens, tweezers, sunglasses, scissors, knives, keys, chap stick, mitts, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc... We're all had a similar experience; the more useful the innovation, the more likely it is to be missing when you really need it.
I have a pet theory which suggests that this is due to the fact that truly useful items, such as fire-starters, have been around human culture for so long that they have developed a kind of cursory self-awareness. It seems that this type of rudimentary intelligence often leads such objects astray, causing them wander of their own accord.
At least this is what I tell myself as once again I'm stumbling around my apartment in a futile attempt to locate what has become the familiar running gag of my missing pants.