Cassi wrote:What biggles said. I remember reading somewhere (I think probably in Watching the English by Kate Fox) about someone testing the reflex of saying sorry for things that clearly aren't your fault by accidentally-on-purpose bumping into people at stations, and I seem to recall something like 80-odd percent of people saying sorry even when they were clearly the one who had been bumped into, rather than at fault.
See? We are Natural Scientists.
We know with very little instruction, an exchange of energy has taken place.
It is Laziness to not Stop and Do the Math?
To do the Math every time would slow the busy modern world down.
Fist fights would break out over Who had Harmed Who.
It is better to carry the responsibility to take care in Crowded cities.
It is also possible to Walk with One hand out in Front.
An arm extended. I did that in a city one time.
If people came within an arms length of me; They were Too Close.
So, funny. I was told to stand in line to buy Cheese.
I was still in the back of the line a long time, later.
Because there was room for a Human to fit between me and the other people, they did not think I was in line.
I thought it was funny.
I don't care about Cheese, anyway.
I do not care about cheese enough to push other people out of the way to get a look at it.
If it had been an Octopus, it would have been a different story.
How awful to be put in line for Octopus; Push ones way to the front and find them Dead.
It could happen. Some people eat Octopus. I have done it. ("When in Rome. Do as the Romans Do.")
This is Random Thoughts with a Fishy Theme?
ok. Octopus are so much like Cats.
Conformation Bias? Yes. Maybe.
What do you think?
I watched two Octopods. So, funny.
Young ones. Like Kittens.
One came over and 'Jumped' the Other One.
So, funny. That is a lot of legs.
The jumpie was Ready. The way a Kitten will be.
They wrasseled around for a while, then one flew off to look in a Crack.
The other one Likes people. So, cute. Wet Kittens.
They will become settled old Cats. Set in their ways.
One may become a Clown.
The other hardly ever seen.
I like Octopus. I can 't have one.
That is a high mantaince pet.
When we work together, The State can have one.
We can go look at it and be ever so Proud.
That is what we have, now. shhh.
Don't tell. The Tea Bags would put a Stop to it.
Waste of fucking Tax money.
Stupid Government waste of Numbers and Numbers of dollars and dollars and What?
Is there a Strategic Advantage we need Octopus for?
It is a War! We need all Money in Every Form to Fight the Scary Terrorists.
How can Octopod fight the Scary Terrorists?
How can a House Cat?
That does not work.
House cats are much more dangerous than Octopus.
Cats are not any more smart than Octopus.
Cats can move over open ground.
A Cat can seem to have eight legs and each tipped with razor sharp Talons.
No Octopus is that scary.
I had a Big One wrap its leg around my arm.
It took some courage, at the time.
Big Ones are delicate.
I had to promise:
"I will not jump. I will not hurt this animal. Yes. I understand I am more dangerous to the animal than it is to me."
I did not swing my arm up in the Air Octopus and all.
I jumped; Little jump. Then giggled.
It does take courage to let The Cracken grab an arm with its arm.
Laughter is a stress release. And; It was funny.
That thing Had me. It was trained.
Have you ever done it?
It does not Hurt. Not at all.
But; Octopus are not warm and cuddly like Cats are.
Octopus is Cold.
It is not possible to have a Tank with an Octopus for general Population in the US, anymore.
People will on purpose, out of cowardice, or out of stupidity hurt the animal.
Kittens and Octopus need to be behind Glass.
That is so sad.
People are missing out on a weird kind of fun.
They're making you move so that they can get where they need to, therefore sorry. Seconding it not having anything to do with intimidation. It happens to me (and everyone else) constantly, and I'm a 5'2" 115 lb blonde female. Not exactly threatening.
Cute Blondes can be Bad.
Say 'sorry' and Run!
Cute Blonds are intimidating.
Don't look them in the eye.
If the eyes are Green, it is all over for you.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.