Taking a fresh pair of underwear the other day (yep, I do change underwear daily,) the following occurred to me: that by the time I run through half the stack of clean underwear in my drawer, laundry is done, and the pile is being filled up again; thus, I rarely get to pick the pairs at the bottom of the drawer. Only exception is when a delay occurs with the laundry, in which case I would run through the final few pairs in my drawer. When this happens, all bets are off – all pairs of underwear get a fair shot at the new drawer order.
What I observed is that because of this, day to day, several clean pairs of underwear may be permanently at the bottom of the pile and would therefore rarely get used.
Why all of a sudden a post about underwear? Because I always ask myself how does such observations apply to life in general?
What I realized (and it may not come as a big surprise to most,) is that there is no fairness in distribution, nor in the workload… Though many of us futilely try to find logic and justice, by nature or divinity, all there is, is just randomness; haphazardness that follows, occasionally, a shifting pattern. And also that there is favoritism; there may be a pair of underwear that, for one reason or another, I like and use more, and another I may dislike and thus rarely select. Such is life. One needs to be at the right place at the right time, and even then, nothing is assured.
Now just don’t ask me to explain why I may like one pair over another…
Learned from: picking a pair of underwear