In the Avengers movie of 2012, Loki said that “an ant has no quarrel with a boot.” I wholly agree with this line of thinking except that I think ants should seriously rethink their strategy. I mean, who would want to get stepped on anyway? I certainly don’t.
If one was a cockroach, getting stepped on by a boot would probably be the most common experience in daily living. Not only is here the boot, there’s also the flying flip flop. Most of the time the cockroaches die a terrible death. Like, who cares if the roach can survive without its head for days? If that happened to me, become a headless cockroach, I wouldn’t know what I’d do. In some households, torture could include getting burned by an alcohol assisted flame, just for the homeowner’s kicks.
Take the mosquitoes, they usually die from a chemical high — quickly. The fly? Squishy.
If one was an ant, what’s he really supposed to do? An ant should not take on the boot one-on-one. That’s simply stupid. The ant should take a whole lot of other ants, infiltrate the boot, if possible. Just crawl right in and start pumping in that formic acid into that foot.
The important thing for a little ant should be to stay alive long enough to come up with a killer Plan B. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
As a side note, who skins cats, anyway?
And like, there’s a cockroach eating contest? Link below. I do remember an old neighbor telling me how he ate cockroaches like nuts at a bar.
- Cockroach-Eating Contest Winner Dies (drudge.com)