Monday, February 11, 2008

The Story of Al

Courtesy of Shem:

This is Al.

He just can't be bothered.

He created his web on a spoon, and it's not much bigger than he is. This is the sum total of his ambition for the day.

We could assume several reasons for this:

One, that he's not very smart.
Two, he is incredibly over-confident.
Or the third possibility, which is the correct one, that he has absolutely no motivation.

He just can't summon enough energy or drive to do anything more than what he's doing now. After all, he's known for some time that flies don't exactly possess the largest amount of brain cells in the insect kingdom, so why go to all the effort of producing an elaborate web that breaks if someone so much as looks at it, just to eat some struggling emaciated insect he can't even have a decent conversation with. Besides that, Al knows that the spider web is an idea that might well have been effective for a few million years, but frankly, doesn't provide much in the way of job satisfaction. As you can see, Al is hoping winged prey will accidentally wander into his trap by distracting them with an alluring sales pitch about low interest home loans.


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