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A daughter's curiosity and a father's dilemma in satisfying it

Submitted: December 19, 2017

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Inertia is the tendency of an object to remain at rest or in motion. Its part of Newton's First Law of Motion.
My daughter was leafing through some journal and came across this law, being a curious kid, she asked me to be her 'Google' and explain what this was. I scratched my head a while and finally setlled on an elocuted explanation in story form;.
My father's friend,  Kip, was a speed junkie. He had over the years written off countless vehicles and had been hospitalized a couple of times because of his zeal for it. There was just something about him, especially after his drink that always had him flooring the gas pedal. He lived his life zooming around, most times missing his destination so he spent the rest of it tracking back, at high speed, in reverse.
One time, he was zooming by his local shopping centre called kibomet on his way to town. He was flagged down by two middle aged ladies well known to him (it was a complete fluke because most times, by the time you raised you hand he was long gone). Now, the county of trans nzoia is considered the country's bread basket and these two ladies looked like they lived smack in the middle of that basket. Thats to sayi they easily tipped the scales at 100+ Kilos (over 220 pounds)
After an eternity of them making many failed attempts at boarding the back of the truck (someone even threw in a snide remark, proposing to Kip to get the wheels off, then have them back on after the ladies had boarded), Kip finally closed the tailgate and got in. Kip being Kip, floored the pedal and before long, was zooming into town. As he drove through town, he kept knocking the top of the cabin, signalling to the ladies to indicate the most convenient spot for them to alight. Nothing! Kip now irritated stopped the car, all the while thinking the women were so engrossed with gossip, they had forgotten to alight. There was nobody at the back of the truck. Kip had taken off so fast, the ladies fell off the back of the truck at the very spot they had boarded!
This I told my daughter is what is called inertia. I was also tojd  her, it was also inertia, when one of her drunk uncles fell in grandma's house, pulling grandma's table cloth with him as he went, but all the food and drink somehow stayed on the table. As much as he tried to convince her otherwise, that was not magic.


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