Okay, so for the longest time I’ve been diagnosed by my coworkers as being chronically incapable of carrying a cup of coffee to my desk or around the office without spilling anything and thereby causing the cleaning staff grief and naturally my coworkers amusement. This happens despite my absolute best attempts to keep the coffee cup level and to walk as smoothly as possible. Short of moving at a snail’s pace, this always happens.
However, I think I have a rational explanation for this.
I’ve determined, through trial and error, much spilled coffee, and many paper towels that it is not, in fact, clumsiness that is at the heart of this problem.
The real problem is that, given the general dimensions of a coffee cup, my height, and my walking speed that I have exactly and precisely the right gait to set up a Standing Wave in my coffee within the confines of the cup.
It doesn’t seem to matter which coffee cup I use until I get into Truly Great coffee cups of impressive size, but I attribute this to my gait being right in the middle of the respective measurements necessary for this effect over a wide assortment of vessesl of basically similar shape.
Therefore, much like the Tacoma Narrows bridge, a relatively minor disturbance builds up to tremendous levels cumulatively until All Hell Breaks Loose.
I just thought I had to share my astounding and truly meaningful revelation.
Anybody else have this problem?