Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A brilliant plan

You know that philosophy promulgated by lottery types that you must be "in it to win it?" In other words, even though the chances of your winning are astronomically ungood you should buy a ticket anyway, because not doing so is more likely to result in your not winning (a).

I'm thinking I should apply this line of thinking to other aspects of my life. So, I've decided to write to Reese Witherspoon, asking her out on a date.

Am I just some random nutjob in a grimey corner of Western Europe whose letter will go unanswered? Almost certainly. But I won't know if I don't try, right? Perhaps all that lies between me and an evening of making out on Reese's couch is a simple postage stamp.

(a) One wonders what the odds of winning are for a person who does not purchase a ticket. I am confident it is not simply that a person has no chance whatsover. One of the great beauties of this life is that there is always hope, albeit at times ridiculously unlikely.

1 comment:

Afe said...

I just went to the bedroom and asked Reese. She said she'll think about it.