Wednesday, March 31

Ants are dumb.

I left a cup of Mountain Dew on my desk overnight (why didn't I finish it? that's a rarity), and after I was safely in bed, a little corps of ants snuck over the rim of the cup and fell into the sweet nectar, to their doom.

This is the same short-term thinking - or maybe utter lack of thinking - that leads countless other insects into pitcher plants and venus fly traps, seals on the Farallon Islands to leave the safety of their rocks and "go for a swim," roaches to check into roach motels, flies to "investigate" spiderwebs, and me to drive to Safeway to get a case of Mountain Dew.

Like I said, ants are dumb.

5 comments:

billybytedoc said...

It seems they aren't totally dumb. They found the Mountain Dew. They just need one step up.

But we won't talk about who left it there - jk.

Metamatician said...

=D

Hans said...

Ants don't have a reason to live except to be fodder for anteaters. I could do without them and almost every other insect - they probably feel the same about cats, dogs, and people. Maybe fleas feel differently, always looking for a cozy place to sleep and bite!

Metamatician said...

Spoken like a true cat.

Metamatician said...

I wonder what anteaters would do if there was no such thing as ants? Be bums?

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