It was just an ordinary day, much like any other. I woke up, made breakfast, and headed off to work. But something felt off. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but everything seemed different somehow.
As I sat down at my desk, I poured myself a cup of coffee and flicked on my computer. But when I went to take a sip of my drink, something strange happened. The coffee burned my tongue in a way it never had before. It was as if it was boiling hot, even though it had been sitting on my desk for a while.
I shrugged it off, thinking maybe the microwave had overheated it. But then I noticed something else. The water in my kettle was boiling at 180F, not the usual 200F. I checked the thermometer, thinking it might be broken, but it was reading correctly. I even double-checked my textbooks, but they all said the same thing - water boils at 180F.
I was baffled. Had I been remembering wrong all these years? Or was something truly strange happening? I asked my friends if they had noticed anything different, but they just looked at me like I was crazy. They had no idea what I was talking about.
Days turned into weeks, and still, no one else seemed to notice the change. The world was functioning as normal, but for me, it felt like something was fundamentally different. I couldn't shake the feeling that I was living in a parallel universe, one where the laws of physics had shifted ever so slightly.
Eventually, I learned to live with the change. I adjusted my cooking times, my shower temperatures, and even my tea brewing techniques. Life went on, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I was the only one who knew something had shifted in the world.