Have you ever watched children do a jigsaw puzzle?
They all attack it differently: some concentrate on the piece shapes, some focus on colors or images, some look for edge pieces, …
when the puzzle gets dumped out of the box, and before most of the pieces are turned over, there is usually one overly excited kid who grabs the first 2 pieces he or she can get their hands on and tries to join them.
The child is always extremely surprised when they don’t fit together and then carries on by grabbing 2 more random pieces.
That kid is the eternal optimist in the bunch.
Life hasn’t made him or her methodical or calculating yet.
I like that;
… and the puzzles last a lot longer too!
note: I’m an “edge pieces first” person. Thanks for asking.
double note: If you’ve got 5 corners, something’s wrong.
triple note: the top puzzle is my next project!
quadruple note: You may think it’s strange, but I don’t like crossword puzzles. A good “word jumble” is nice though.
quintuple note: I wrote about puzzles a long time ago. (before “notes“, “humorblog” links, and medium sized photos even)