Personal Glitch in the Matrix
So I experienced my first personal Glitch in the Matrix the other day. I was getting ready to go walking (maybe looking for Pokémon? Why? Who’s asking??) and was looking for my walking shoes. I had found one (I made sure to put it on the arm of the couch so I wouldn’t “find” this one, thinking it was the other, and be disappointed.) and was looking for the mate… like I was diligently searching for this thing. I looked all over the living room, under the couches, everywhere. I kept feeling like it had to be on the shoe rack by the front door. So I went over to it and didn’t see the shoe. I put more effort into it and moved things around and still didn’t find it. Keep in mind this shoe rack is in complete disarray. It is not organized. Shoes are just thrown all over each other. So I decide to sit in front of this shoe rack and take every shoe off of it, to make sure the one I’m looking for isn’t hiding behind something or buried in the back corner or something ridiculous like that. I took every shoe off and didn’t find it, so I threw all the shoes back onto to rack, haphazardly. I resign to the fact that the shoe is not on this rack, no matter how much I would swear it’s there.
Here’s a picture of the shoe rack and basically what it looked like at that moment:
Then I get a text.
For whatever reason, I decided to stand up and turn my back to the shoe rack to read this text. I finish what I am doing on my phone and turn back around toward the rack, and lo & behold my shoe is sitting there. And not like sticking-out-of-the-pile-somehow-I-just-missed-it-earlier. Like all the rest of the shoes look like someone took their entire arm and pushed them back into to rack to almost make a framing wall around the shoe I was looking for. Like there was now a big empty spot in the center of this shelf with my shoe sitting in it, almost being presented to me.
Here is a picture of what my shoe looked like when I found it:
I looked at the couch and sure enough, my other shoe was sitting on the arm. I now had both my shoes. I know for a fact that shoe was not on the rack, but after I turned around and turned back again, it was right there for me??Probably the weirdest shit I’ve experienced so far.