It had never occurred to him that a mouse could be luckier than a boy. (from The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary)
Such things occur to me today, because I’m having my wisdom teeth–all four of them–removed tomorrow. And the oral surgeon warned me that I’m probably in for a fair amount of discomfort with the bottom two. I’m not saying that I’d like to trade places with a mouse, but just sometimes, they are better off.