Him: Once upon a time I had an employee, who was a compulsive lotto player. One afternoon we were working together and he had a combination already written down. He was going to bet on it that night. It was a few hours before the deadline, which he of course missed. We were just too busy to notice on time. Later he told me, it was a winning combination.
Me: Now you fell bad?
Him: Yes, sure.
Me: If he hadn’t missed the deadline, if you two had stopped work earlier, some other combination of numbers would have won.
Him: There is no connection here!
Me: As a matter of fact, there are deep connections. Even if he had managed to submit the ticket he prepared, it would have been just as useless. The drawn lotto numbers would have been different.