We went shopping for Christmas presents recently and also stopped for dinner at a local Chinese buffet. The kids and I were planning to play chess once we were back home. I was amused to find this fortune in my cookie:


I think it was trying to tell me that I was to play the white pieces.



Root cause: powdery snow
Resolution: usage error

Concerning intermittent things, I am still tickled by the old Microsoft Word tip of the day, “Things that go away by themselves can come back by themselves.”

Concerning intermitten things, it seems prudent to assume that things that go away at great speed can come back at great speed.