It doesn’t compute. I’m sitting here, crammed shoulder to shoulder with all these other students, all these other bodies, but I don’t stick to them. I stick the the ground, we all stick to the ground.
I am about to give up and move on, but then I have an epiphany. The only explanation is that there are way more bodies buried under the ground that we are attracted to. Since there are more of them, the attraction is stronger toward the ground. I grin as I erased the work I have so far, it is such an elegant, simple solution. I look around at the other students writing furiously; they obviously don’t get it.
I’m going to ace this midterm for sure.