The phrase “well there’s two hours of my life I can never get back,” has taken on a completely new meaning after a mysterious force granted Eva Chambers, a 26-year-old graduate student, the hours of her life back.
Chambers, had just stepped out of a particularly boring lecture and was doing what she’d learned to do almost professionally at graduate school…complain. Apparently, she had been complaining almost non-stop for the past two years of her higher education, when she uttered a sentence she’d said many times before in only slightly varied ways depending on the length of the lecture. She said, casually but in an extremely whiney tone she had also managed to perfect during graduate school, “Ugh, there’s two freakin’ hours of my life that I wasted and will never get back.”
Just then, she claims that the room began spinning and she was quickly transported back to the beginning of the lecture she’d complained about. “I didn’t know what to do at that point…it wasn’t like deja vu because I know it was literally happening to me,” Chambers said.
Rather than making the most out of her two hours in the lecture and trying to see the intelligence and excitement of her professor and his passion for the material, Chambers simply found more reason to complain.
Since complaining has become her default response to most human interactions and experiences anymore, she didn’t make any effort to realize the quasi miracle that had been bestowed on her. Instead, she simply shrugged and said, “I guess you’ve got to be careful what you wish for,” adding, “Oh my god I’ve got so much work to do tonight.”