A Math Word Problem (Just Like The SATs)
A yard is about 70 feet wide.
A shovel is about 8 inches wide.
The cable I watched Adelphia bury in my backyard last year is about 1/4 of an inch wide.
Now, figure out the chances of me putting my shovel over the exact center of that cable (on the first try) and making a clean cut. For extra credit: Correctly describe the feel of a shovel cutting through cable, and for double extra credit: Correctly guess the number of profanities I uttered after cutting the cable. Triple extra credit: Correctly guess all those profanities (hint: Several were never heard before)
The answer, in case you were wondering, is 100%. 8 hours of waiting and $25 later, I'm back online.