I’m sure you’ve all noticed that fitted sheets have both a long side and a short side. Have you ever noticed that, even though you have a 50/50 chance of getting the long side matched up with the long side of your mattress, you’re always trying to stretch the short side the length of your bed when first making the attempt? Happens to me every time. You’d think I’d get it right the first time just once. But I never do.
You think maybe that’s a metaphor for something too? I wonder.