Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two Wrongs Make a Right

Not normally. Three lefts make a right, but two wrongs do not normally.

They did this morning. This morning, on the way out the door, I asked Alastair if it was a sleep-in (breakfast starts a ½ hour later) and he said "Yes, but I didn't know, which was okay because I was late."

After a few moments of thinking, I realized that his two wrongs had indeed made a right. By themselves, he misses breakfast:

  • he thinks it is later but it is not... but he still arrives late = no breakfast for Alastair
  • he thinks it is at the normal time, but it isn't... but he's on time = he's there too early
...but put the two together and you've got a positive outcome. He was quite amused when I pointed this out to him later in the day.