Newton’s third law: Yanking Chains

Newton’s third law says that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction a pair of forces act on two interacting objects. The size of the force on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object. Until these objects interact it is difficult to gauge the force either carries. Newton’s third law explains a lot of human interaction. Case in point: I was on my front door balcony the other day when school let out. Two young boys in my neighborhood made their way home. What caught my attention was the application of Newton’s third law in their interaction. As each went to their separate homes, it went like this:

First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! First Boy: Nananabooboo. Second Boy: SHUT UP! 

yankingchainsThis continued until each boy went inside. You will note the First Boy is not bold or italics and the Second Boy is. There’s a reason for that….

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You see, whether he knows it or not, First Boy has perfected the art of yanking ya chain. The best way to yank a chain is to be calm and act like you don’t care. One must maintain a face that is completely unreadable and shows no emotion. Almost as if one is studying the specimen under the glass. The bigger the reaction the calmer and less caring one gets.

See? Equal and opposite.

First Boy had it down pat. Second Boy didn’t get it and kept playing into the hands of First Boy. I haven’t seen anything like that in ages because usually by the time one reaches their forties one has no more energy for chain yanking of the entertainment kind.

However, chain yanking for social and political reasons is alive and well. Evidence Donald “The Hammer” Trump. He is very good at yanking the chains of Liberals and that large herd of associated animals known as RINOs. It’s been fun to watch as he gets them to show their real selves. Ah. Awesome.

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