But At Least It Was Polite!
I tend to love those ‘Humans are weird!’ posts, but I also tend to laugh at them a little. I tend to think, well, this is hilarious and would make for a great story and all, but most people wouldn’t really try cuddling with a five-headed alien catbeast, right? We’re not that dismissive of how dangerous everything is.
Except then I got a little too close to a rattlesnake at work the other day (and before anyone wonders, it was early morning and the snake was still pretty sluggish, so I was well out of the way before it even started rattling), and the first thing I could think of to say to someone else was, “The good thing about rattlesnakes is that they warn you before they try to bite you.”
I was being sincere.
And then I followed it up with, “I just thought it was polite of the snake.”
And then when I came across another rattlesnake, minding it’s business a good ways off, I decided it was sort of pretty, as far as rattlesnakes go, and got a little closer to get a better look. Not enough to scare it, but still.
So, yeah. Humans are weird.