Unsolved Mysteries are the Worst
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I taught my husband a lesson this week. He had boiled a couple of eggs for me and put them back in the carton and didn’t remember which ones were boiled. I told him to spin them and the ones that spun fast were the hard boiled ones.

He was amazed by this trick. I learned this little trick from Encyclopedia Brown. He was the main character in a series of detective books I read growing up. I grew up liking mysteries. I find them exciting and frustrating at the same time. I remember on our book case we had a whole collection of Agatha Christie novels. While these were way too advanced for me, that didn’t stop me from trying to read them.

At some point I got my own mystery novels, “Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.” Oh I loved reading his adventures. His detective work about a kid who always won the egg spinning contest always stuck in my head. Encyclopedia Brown figured out the reason why the dishonest kid would win over and over is because he hard-boiled it. Me being so inquisitive, begged my mom to boil some eggs so I could see it for myself. I was so amazed when the hard boiled eggs spun faster and longer than the others.

Whenever I watch anything on television that has to do with a mystery, I try to figure it out way before the ending comes. When I am wrong, I like it. When I am right, I like it. However, I have learned I don’t like real life mysteries. I find it very frustrating especially when you never find out what or why something happened.

My cell phone came up missing a few years ago. I have no idea what happened to it. I had family in town and I didn’t leave the house so I know I didn’t leave it anywhere. As soon as they left, my cell phone was gone. I called up each family member to make sure they didn’t pack in their belongings. I still to this day don’t know what happened to that cell phone. I find the mystery very frustrating. Mysteries that can’t be solved are the worst.

I can’t imagine what the family members of Flight MH370 are going through right now. The latest report states the Malaysia Airlines Mystery may never be solved. I have nothing positive to say about the investigation. Reports keep changing and the search for the missing plane have been delayed, mishandled and family members have not been given timely or accurate updates.

Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minister, recently said, “If this mystery is solvable, we will solve it.”

I hope this mystery is solved. I am keeping up with all the reports on the flight and I can’t make heads or tails of it. I don’t understand in this day and age of technology how an airplane can just disappear and not be found. That is the biggest mystery to me.

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