This morning is was kind of cold and dark when I left the house to go to work.
I walk out the door and I see a snail crawling over the sidewalk when I realized I had forgotten my car keys.
I head back inside to fetch them and my phone rings while I walk back out the door.
As I'm walking towards my car when I answer the call I felt something cracking under my shoe.
I kinda felt bad when I looked down to see what I was I had crushed. Poor snail...
At this moment I'm standing still to finish the phone call.
After the conversation I started walking towards my car again and the first 2 steps I took made the exact same sound... I crushed 2 more snails by accident.
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This happens all the time, with all kinds of tiny animals, not just snails. It's impossible to walk in the woods without crushing any ants. Usually we don't notice but with snails it's different because we can hear the shell crack.
Peterssidan on Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:01 pm
I feel sorry for the snails too. I'm always wondering about this happening to earth. Like one day something large out of the universe gets to "step" on earth and we're gone. In a blink of an eye. Kapuff! End of earth. Wonder who would say "poor earth". Maybe the existence of that thought is completely unique to being human. It doesn't exist outside human. So no one will say "poor earth". As there won't be humans any longer?
deanhills on Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:14 pm
Interesting thought, deanhills. We might be someone else' snail and he would be the one saying: 'Poor Earth'. And this can happen any second. Let me quickly save my posting here.
amagard on Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:00 pm