Husband and I are in Fargo this weekend with a sofa in our van. We hauled the sofa to Fargo so that the moving company can take it and all daughter’s other furniture to Tacoma. Why, might you ask, would we haul a sofa 300 miles East when the moving company will drive right past our house on the way West to Washington? Well, it apparently costs lots of money for a moving van to make stops along the way, so here we are in Fargo with a sofa. This is counterintuitive to me.
It is also counterintuitive to me that I have to fly East to Minnespolis in order to fly West to Seattle. That is what comes from relying on a peripheral airport in Bismark to fly anywhere.
We thought of some other counterintuitive facts on our trip today:
1. People with ADHD take stimulants to slow down.
2. Reconstituted juice has water taken out and then put back in.
3. It is lack of moisture, not cold temperatures, that is the limiting factor in our gardening in North Dakota.
4. It is easier for us to grow vegetables than grass.
5. The best way to get people to stop smoking is to load them up with nicotine patches and gum.
What is counterintuitive in your experience?