In honor of the first week of school:
A UPS truck leaves LaVerne, Tennessee at 8:43 on Monday morning, hauling (among other things) 250 paperback novels. The truck pulls 300 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque and travels at an average speed of 55 miles per hour.
At the same moment, a scrawny author sets out on her bike in The Woodlands, Texas (we pay extra for the capital "T" so please use it). The author pulls .25 horsepower and 110 foot-pounds of torque and travels at an average speed of 10 miles per hour.
Assuming the author repeats this route each day and on each journey encounters no fewer than 12 joggers, three dogs, six other bicyclists and two road crews; and the UPS truck puts in at four distribution centers, five truck stops, one Stuckey's (pecan log!) and three WalMart parking lots for some shut-eye...how torqued will the author be when the books arrive a full week later?
Pretty torqued, I would think.
Yes, you heard it here first. WHOSS is slated for arrival on Monday, August 31.