This theory of butterfly effect always sounded wow to me, and I kind of experienced it in the last week.
We tried couple of times in the past to introduce the world of Harry Potter books to A, and failed in gaining her attraction. She wasn’t comfortable with the font size, she hardly completed 10 pages or so and she didn’t seem interested.
Butterfly flapping :
IKEA opened its store in Hyderabad and it happened to rain on that day.
The Effect :
The cab I had booked to head back home from office broke down and I got stuck in the rain. V came to my rescue and picked me up, but looking at the traffic conditions (thanks to IKEA opening and rains) on the road, we opted to break for a while at the nearest mall, have an early dinner while the traffic gets cleared, and then head back home. We got done with the dinner but the traffic didn’t seem to get any better. Meanwhile, A was getting bored at home and wasn’t happy with the unanticipated delay. So SIL suggested Harry Potter and A gave it a try.
The result :
- We reached home at around 12:30 on that day.
- A has finished the first two books of Harry Potter over the last 2 weeks and has started reading the third book in the series.