Heading into the weekend without anything too exciting to report… other than I ran into a virulent (haha!!) anti-mask / anti-vax bike mechanic. The way some people reason things out… it’s quite remarkable. I won’t bore you with the details of it… by now we’ve all had those sorts of discussions with someone… but my front brake needed attention halfway through my ride this morning, so I walk into a random bike shop…
“Hi… I’m sorry, I don’t have a mask… I wasn’t planning on…”
(the guy rips his own mask off)
“Yeah, don’t worry about it… these f’n things don’t do anything anyway”
I’ve wondered out loud before how it is that those two things go so well together. Does anybody know anyone who’s anti-mask but pro-vaccine? Or vice-versa? I’d be interested in listening to rational arguments, but have yet to hear one.
And this guy?
“I’d rather die from Covid than from the vaccine. You don’t know what they put in it.”
The human brain… how it functions, and the twisted logic it supplies to some people… it’s a real mystery.
Instead of pursuing the rest of that discussion… speaking of mysteries… here’s a good one for you to rattle around your brain…
A long time ago, there were three friends who went camping. After a few nights, they’d had enough… and decided to head home early, and spend the night in a motel somewhere. They packed up their stuff, hopped in the car, and drove off, planning to stop at the first motel that had room.
Unfortunately, it was a busy time of year and everything was booked. They passed an endless stream of “No Vacancy” signs… but eventually, there was one where the “No” wasn’t lit up. So they pulled in.
The guy at the front desk told them he only had one room left. They asked if it’d be ok for all three of them to share the room. Yeah, sure, no problem… it’ll be $30 for the room. Great, said the three guys… and each dug into his own pocket and pulled out $10. They each handed their $10 to him; he counted out the $30… all good… and then they got their keys and headed to the room.
A few minutes later, the guy at the counter remembered that there was a special deal going on… and that a room for 3 people was actually only $25. Being an honest person, he opened the cash drawer and pulled out five one-dollar bills…and instructed the janitor, who happened to be sweeping up the lobby, to deliver the $5 to the room.
The janitor, however, wasn’t so honest… and as he walked over to the room, thought to himself… how are 3 guys going to split $5 anyway? He decided to just give them three of the bills and keep two for himself.
So… he knocked on the door… one of the three guys answered… and the janitor handed him three of the $1 bills.
Cool, thought the guy… and took the three bills, and handed a dollar to each of his friends.
So… since each guy originally paid $10 and now got $1 back, you could say each guy paid $9 for the room. $9 x 3 = $27. The bellhop kept $2. That makes $29.
What happened to the other dollar?
It’s a mystery! – and if you know the answer, don’t just blurt it out in the comments… let some people scratch their heads a bit.
Hint: the anti-mask / anti-vax bike mechanic doesn’t have it.