I am not sure if anyone out there has noticed it – maybe this problem is confined to our little corner of the world.
It’s a bit hard to explain, because although I like science fiction, I have to admit that science-y stuff is not my forte. I am much better with the words and the languages and the history.
You need dates memorized? A sonnet composed? You want to conjugate the verb «avoir»? I am your girl.
You need to determine the value of x as a vector approaching the angle b where the sum is the square root of y? I am lost in Saskatchewan.
(Which by the way, I totally would be because: a) I have never been there and b) one field just looks like another to me.) Geography? Not my strongest subject, either.
So I tell you this without really understanding the science behind it all but…
The gravity in our house is a bit off.
It starts when the alarm goes off. I immediately notice the enormous effort that it takes to get up out of the bed. It is as if the warm, cozy blankets and cushy pillows are pulling me down, resisting my attempts to rise.
The next place I notice it is my favourite chair where, after I finally extricate myself from the bed, I sit to have my coffee in the morning. I watch the clock and when it is time to pull myself away and wrangle everyone through the clothes, breakfast and get-out-the-door-on-time routine, I can feel its pull again.
And it is not only comfy, sleepy, coffee-sipping spaces that seem to be affected.
Flat surfaces such as tables, counters and dressers seem to have their own odd gravitational fields. They attract mail, flyers and even folded laundry – I find neat stacks all over the house.
I have also noticed myself inexplicably drawn to the refrigerator (especially when there is chocolate inside) and open bags of potato chips. Also, baked goods have an undeniable force around them.
Weird, or what?
But that is not all – it seems to affect electronics, too!
My cell is flashing – “pass me my phone, please? Better check my messages!”
I’ll need to make a note of this in my computer – “I just want to finish one more sentence!”
It’s only 11 pm – “let’s watch one more episode!”
What’s up gravity?
I think I may need to brush up on Newton’s laws. Did I miss some important physics lesson?
It is entirely possible. After all, when I should have been studying physics, I was probably watching Duran Duran videos or talking on the phone.
The realtor didn’t mention any odd geological anomalies or weird tractor beam-like fields when we bought our house. Stuff like that probably should have been disclosed, right?
I think we might need some sort of scientific investigation.
Is this phenomenon limited to a very small area of Atlantic Canada? Or do you experience odd tricks of gravity in your neck of the woods, too?