|When it comes to baseball,|
2 out of 3 is great.
Not so with Presidents.
The famous philosopher Meat Loaf once said “Two out of three ain’t bad”, but he couldn’t really be farther from the truth. If you have three children and your house catches fire and the firefighters are able to rescue only two of the kids you don’t sit there thinking “Two out of three ain’t bad!” No, it’s still pretty devastating. If someone walks up to you in front of your burned house, puts their hand on your shoulder while you’re crying and says “Hey, two out of three ain’t bad…” you would rightfully attack that person. That is a terrible thing to say AND think. Also, two out of three is 66.6%. Three sixes is the mark of Satan. That sounds pretty bad to me.
Now maybe if they were identical triplets it’s a little easier to take losing one since you have two duplicates remaining, but if you have three individual children who have their own distinct appearances and personalities, losing even 33.3% of them is definitely “bad”.