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That got me thinking.
What if we used string for stuff other than tying things together?
For example one might hang a piece of string from their ceiling.
One might then encourage others to go up and pull the string
as strings are also often meant to be pulled.
However, you could attach the string very poorly,
so that when someone pulled it,
the string came right off the ceiling.
Then you could say: “Look what you did!”
And start crying.
Judging by your reaction they could come to the conclusion
that they did something wrong.
They would owe you a really big favor to make it up to you.
Or possibly feel compelled to give you money.
Well, except maybe the string.
The string is always the loser in these situations.