A mechanic asks me if I want to know what bad luck is.
He explains how another customer bought a brand new car and got into an accident two days later.
“That is bad luck,” I say.
“We fixed it,” he says. “Good as new. Fantastic!”
Three days later, another accident.
“Oh man, that’s…”
“No, no. Again, we fixed it. Good as new. Fantastic!”
“So it worked out?”
“No, because a week later she got in another accident. Totaled, my friend. Totaled.”
“Wow, that’s nuts. Is she ok?”
“She’s fine. But have you ever heard of such bad luck?”
“But she’s ok, so maybe it’s good luck.”
He thinks about that for a moment, then shrugs.
“It’s bad luck,” he concludes.
I decide against offering the “luck had nothing to do with it” theory.