What I saw today would render the universe nonsensical. Two days before, Simi Dorgash who came to live in the apartments three years earlier because her parents divorced and sold the family house, and Miss Pettikins, her cat, got up, walked backwards and got a beer. Now I wouldn't have thought this odd but for the cat. It's damned hard to train a cat and to train a cat to walk backwards is nearly impossible. But Simi, with her damned upbringing on the family farm and the college degree in veterinary stuff and the ten years working as State Extension Agent, might have trained a cat.
So what if the cat walked backwards one side of my brain says. Why worry? Well Eddington stated all the reasons for time-asymmetry. The cat wanted raisins and both Simi and Miss Pettikins should simply have got up from the chair and walked to the kitchen. My eyes saw Simi and Miss Pettikins after they ate the raisins go backwards. They took the raisins out of their mouths, put the raisins back in the box and then put the box back in the cabinet. That's what Eddington called a bad case of "lex parsimoniae." Simply put, it's too simple.
And anything too simple might be wrong. Like the time I found all that money in the street after the bank robbery. It wasn't that the robbers lost it. It was that the police misplaced it. Silly boys, finders keepers. But this wasn't that. I know I saw the cat two days ago. But what I saw today seriously disturbed me. Simi reversed herself and was never born. Now that's seriously disturbed. I'll have to tell her that next time she wanders through. But then, she's dead and that's paradox.