You'd think wires and cables have lives of their own. And believe it or not, each time I have to unwind cable of any kind, my mind goes into this weird paranoic loop where I fear that I'll never be able to undo the damn thing and somehow it will end up wrapping itself around me in the process and crush my bones to powder. Ok, that was a little too much..but nonetheless that fear is always lurking at the back of my mind. Especially when I sit in the bus and take out my FM player's headphones. Somehow a knot seems to be sitting there, waiting for me to undo it, like a kid waiting on it's mom to do her shoelaces. And this, despite the fact that I'd have wound the headphone wire carefully and these days, I even retain that plastic bit that holds the whole thing together neatly. Somehow when I untie the reptilian being, there's that knot, smiling at me.
And let's not even start discussing cables behind my computer and music system/tv/dvd player.