The physicist ended each workweek with a trip to the corner coffee
shop. He always purchased a large coffee and carried it to the next
to the last table at the back of the shop. Once seated he would turn
around to the empty table at the back of the shop and offer to buy
one for a girl who was not there.

The people behind the counter watched this scenario as it repeated
itself each week but said nothing.

Then Valentine’s Day came. The physicist made such a tear-jerking
plea to the absent girl that one of the guys behind the counter
approached him. “It’s really none of my business but we have
noticed you follow this ritual each week. Certainly you know no one
is sitting at that table.”

“Quantum physics proves empty space is never truly empty,” the
intellectual scientist said. “Virtual particles come into existence and
vanish all the time. You never know when the proper wave function
will collapse and a girl might suddenly appear there."

The clerk was amazed at the logic. “Dude, that’s interesting but
would not it be better to just ask one of the girls at one of the other
tables if you could buy her a coffee? For all you know she might say,

The physicist laughed.

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The physicist and the
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