It is a truism that when you are running late for a meeting, every traffic light you encounter will turn red—for as long as technically possible.
It is equally a truism that when you are trying to paint your nails on the way to work and you are hoping for a red light so you can put polish on without having it land in your eyes and on your windshield, you sail through green lights like a hot knife through butter and arrive at your destination with 9 out of 10 nails completely naked.
You probably have not encountered this particular problem, but let me assure you it is real. The Universe is watching.
It is a truism that when you bring your lunch with you, there is leftover food in the breakroom and it is delicious (so you eat two lunches).
It is equally a truism that one the one day when you don’t have time to pack lunch and you’re counting on leftovers from the training class, the class in question consumes every last morsel of food. Not even the proverbial Whoville crumb is left.
It is a truism that the day you have back-to-back calls scheduled and an IMMEDIATE and URGENT request lands on your desk, every single one of your calls happens—and most of them run over the allotted time.
It is equally a truism that the next day when you have several calls scheduled but no urgent projects, every call gets canceled or rescheduled.
The Universe is watching. And having a lot of fun.