We have 81 students in kindergarten this year.
On our playground is a tall, plastic, "smooth as a sheet of ice" slide that is amazingly popular with most of those children. After climbing the five hundred steps to the top, they fly down the slide at approximately five-hundred miles an hour.
What are the odds that one of those 81 five-year olds will kneel at the bottom of the slide to rest his head on the edge and peer to the top to watch his best friend to slide down?
AND, how fast can a teacher with bad knees run from one side of the playground to the other, watching this scenario unfold in the blink of an eye???
Not fast enough.
And, out of 81 children, what are the odds that Frank was directly involved?
We all know, however, that he is the one boy that defies the odds.
(I’m happy to report that no blood was shed. Well, not immediately.)