Go, Snail, Go!

Every kid learns the 5 main characteristics of snails:

1. Snails are slow.

2. Snails carry their houses on their backs.

3. Snails are slimy.

4. Each snail is male *and* female.

5. Eating escargot sounds yummy until you learn what escargot is.

None of this explains why I was guarding a snail this morning, waiting for it to finish crossing the jogging path.

Why? I didn’t want anyone to step on it.

Why? As an adult, I learned that accidentally stepping on snails makes an awful crunchy squishy sound, plus they are a mess to clean out of the soles of running shoes.

Go, snail, go!

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