Sunday, March 21, 2010
Save the Manatees
People like manatees because they're trying to prove that they don't only want to save the cute animals. Also, they feel sorry for them for being so slow and ugly. Maybe it's partly guilt associated with riding over them with jet skis and motorboats. It's kind of like when you see a person on the side of the road next to a broken-down car on a deserted highway in the middle of the night. You stop to help them, or at least slow down and offer to help. They either say they're okay, or you lend a little help and then go on your way. You feel pretty good about it, but why did you stop? Was it because they needed help, or was it because you wanted to avoid feeling guilty, or maybe it's even because you wanted the boost associated doing the right thing. Personally, I stop to rob them, so none of those really apply to me.