Unpredictable makes me think of comedy. I’ve been trying to learn how to write jokes. Basically it’s taking something and making it unpredictable.
I feel like I should be good at it because assumptions play a big role. It’s twisting people’s assumptions, creating an element of surprise.
This has made me realize why I love comedy. Challenging the beliefs (assumptions) of people in unpredictable ways.
Perfect example from Animal Crackers (1930):
Capt. Spaulding: One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.
(We assume he was the one in pajamas)