I’m serious, I need ideas on how to make this work to my/our/her advantage! There’s got to be some angle, and I’m counting on the collective minds of the Dope to help me find it!
My roommate has an amazing super power; I’m convinced it’s real, because coincidence doesn’t work this reliably. Unfortunately it’s not something immediately useful… she can’t fly, she can’t move things with her mind, and I’m not going to test whether or not she’s impervious to bullets because I’m guessing she’s probably not.
What is her power?
She has the uncanny power to time things to be as inopportune for me as possible; even when I take this ability into account and adjust my own schedule to try to counteract it, her superpower overrides my adjustments and STILL makes her actions arrive at exactly the wrong time!
I play an online game called iSketch, basically Pictionary online. A precursor to Draw Something. Up to ten people can be in a basic room at once, and we all wait in line until our turn to draw. When I’m playing, she never EVER comes into my room to talk to me unless it’s my turn to draw… but when I’m drawing? BOOM, there she is!
The other day I was going to pick her up after work. I didn’t know exactly when, she would call me when she was ready, but I knew to within an hour or so. The expected time came and went. An hour passed, and she hadn’t called. Another hour passed, and she hadn’t called. At this point I figured she was going to be working later than expected, so I put some burritos in to cook, figuring that she’d call as soon as I did but that’s ok, I’d let them cook while I went and got her, and when we got home they’d be ready. Nope… they finished cooking and she still hadn’t called. So I sat down, turned on the TV and began eating. Three bites… THREE BITES into my burrito… she called.
Not half an hour ago, I was in my room watching a movie I’d never seen before. Very interesting movie, the tension slowly builds until the climactic moment at the end… and suddenly, here she is! She wants to talk to me about something, so I pause the movie RIGHT in the middle of the big climax. Ten minutes later she’s done, and I re-start my movie… and watch the last four minutes, with every bit of tension dispersed, and I really don’t care what happens to anybody anymore.
Confirmation bias, you say. I thought so too… but this happens far too often to be mere coincidence. If she’d come in during someone else’s drawing, or call just before I put the burritos in the oven, or talk to me in the middle of the movie during a boring part, that would be something else. But no, it’s always at the perfectly timed exact wrong moment, as if she were doing it on purpose… but she’s not.
It’s gotta be magic.
How can we turn this to our advantage? I don’t even care if it can be stopped; it’s like a force of nature, sometimes, so I can accept it if it has to keep happening. Even if I personally don’t get any benefit out of it, if she can turn it to her advantage that’d be great! Just anything to keep it from being a mere annoyance!