People are Complex

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I’ve sometimes been accused of being weird…

Have you every looked at the water running out of a faucet and wonder what the flow rate needed to be to make the water break out of laminar flow and go into turbulent flow?  I do.  It’s just a math problem that uses the viscosity of the fluid, the diameter of the orifice (hole opening for you non-techies) and the speed of the water coming out… well I think that’s how the problem is set up…

How about the statistical problem that calculates the probability of two Fiestaware dishes of the same color, coming out of the dish washer, being stacked on the kitchen shelf one on top of another without manipulating the outcome?  I really did think of this and haven’t pulled out my statistics book yet…

The other day I was filling the humidifier that we use in our bedroom at night.  Now you have to understand that I’ve been accused of being a tree hugger, “green”, a tofu eater… you know… by the bubba’s out there… and I’m OK with that…actually I kind of like it.  Well, back to the humidifier.  I fill it with a plastic cup in which I fill out of the faucet.  I should turn the water off between having a filled cup and emptying it into the humidifier but I don’t… so much for “green”.  Anyway, I was thinking the other day that I ought to sit down and figure out how fast the water should be running so that I minimize the amount of water going down the drain while minimizing the time filling the humidifier.  I know there is an optimum flow…  Maybe I should use the other sink so I don’t waste any water… Such big problems…  More unsolved equations…

You just don’t know what people are thinking.

 Simplify life… try asking what people are thinking instead of guessing.
When did you think you knew what someone was thinking and was totally blown away?