Thursday, 5 November 2009

Like Gravity!

You know how when something's always been a certain way, you just expect it to always be that certain way?

Like, when the hot water in your apartment is always lukewarm (at best) and so that for as long as you can remember (which is probably a year or two for sure at least) you can turn on the hot water full blast in the shower and it'll maybe, MAYBE (if you're lucky) be kind of tepidly warm?

And because it's always been like that and no one's said they're going to do anything about it you've just kind of gotten used to it?

Well, imagine how upside down the world suddenly becomes when one day, out of the blue you stick your foot into the "it's always nearly cold" shower stream and it's burny burny hot!

I swear, it took my brain a good thirty seconds to process that.

My foot, luckily, processed it right away and got yanked back out.

Kind of makes me wonder what else might just suddenly stop being what I've come to expect it to be.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Dominic said...

The interesting thing about reflex actions like that is, they genuinely do happen without any involvement from the brain: As it gets transmitted through the body to the head, the pain signal triggers muscles to make you flinch away from pain. An evolutionary tactic to speed up pain-avoidance reactions.

Cunning, huh?

Thursday, November 05, 2009 10:43:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Totally!

Thursday, November 05, 2009 5:58:00 pm  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I know! It's so easy to become complacent about things.

Saturday, November 07, 2009 10:43:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Totally is.

Sunday, November 08, 2009 12:41:00 pm  

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