Monday, April 7, 2008

Darwin Award


True story. OK, may not be all true, but it is based on a true event.

A male squirrel and a female squirrel were on the side of the road. The male said, "I'll cross this road right in front of THAT speeding truck!"

"That is dangerous, you could get killed!" said the female squirrel.

"I can do it. Watch me do it!" The male squirrel took his position right on the line on the side of the road, while the female stood a little farther back. When the time is deemed right, the male squirrel ran across the road, right in front of a speeding truck.

It didn't make it.

It could have made it, had it made a mad dash across the road. Unfortunately, it kept glancing at the truck with each hop, thus slowing it down. One more road kill.

I didn't see the female squirrel's reaction. It happened in about 3 seconds, and yes, I put in the dialog, but that's how it came across.

Moral of the story: when you do something stupid, there's every chance that you'll get a Darwin Award, given to those who died because of their natural stupidity. Natural selection at work.

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