The Piece of bread that fell the Wrong side up

We all have a tendency to believe in "Murphy's Law": that everything we do will turn out wrong. Jean Claude has an intere...


We all have a tendency to believe in "Murphy's Law": that everything we do will turn out wrong. Jean Claude has an interesting story about precisely that feeling. 

A man was quietly eating his breakfast. Suddenly, the piece of bread that he had just spread with butter fell to the ground. Imagine his surprise when he looked down and saw that it had landed buttered side up! The man thought he had witnessed a miracle. Excited, he went to tell his friends what happened, and they were all amazed; because when a piece of bread falls on the floor, it nearly always lands buttered side down, making a mess of everything. 

'Perhaps you're a saint', said one friend, 'and this is a sign from God'

Soon the whole village knew, and they all started discussing the incident: How was it that, against all expectations, the man's slice of bread had fallen buttered side up? Since no one could come up with a credible answer, they went to see a teacher who lived nearby and told him the story.

The teacher requested that he be given one night to pray, reflect and seek divine inspiration. The next day, they all returned, eager to know the answer. 

'It's quite simple really' said the teacher. 'The fact is, that the piece of bread fell exactly as it should have fallen, but the butter had been spread on the wrong side.'

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