Saturday, April 28, 2007

a funny thing happened on the way to the work-um

1. Yesterday, on the way to work, I walked by one of the residence entrances. There were clear signs that someone had just broken up with World of Warcraft. In a sad, wet pile outside the door were the game box, the game manual, the installation CDs, the activation code, everything. The CDs were broken and the manual pages had been torn out, as if in a rage. I tried to take on the persona of the girlfriend who had thrown the game either down the stairs or out the window, and thought, I swear to God, Curtis, it's that game or me. (Curtis is the name of my dwarf hunter's flesh-eating bird, so it also seemed like a good name for my imaginary warcraft-addicted boyfriend.)

2. Today, I brought my camera to work in hopes of photographing the warcraft break-up fuselage, but it was gone. I did, however, almost trip over a tiny baby bunny:



I was thinking that rabbits need to use better survival behaviours. I mean, just because you live on a university campus, does not mean you can become completely complacent about preserving your species. Someone might step on your young if you just leave them lying around. Anyway, I followed the cheezy nature rule about taking nothing but photos and leaving nothing but footprints. Oh, and I left some garbage strewn around to give the bunny something to hide under. And technically I also used about 40 trees' worth of paper, printing conference programmes.

I think baby bunnies have the same attitude toward potential predators that baby humans have toward adult humans: if I can't see you, you don't exist. I mean, this bunny was about two feet away from me and it was obstinately staring in the other direction, as if to say, lalalalalala! I'm not listening! It was lucky I am such a great humanitarian. Err, rabbitarian.

4 comments:

so angry said...
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so angry said...

Apparently Naomi ALSO saw a tiny baby bunny just hanging out all by itself.

Epidemic or looming disaster?

prolix said...

i'm not clear on this "epidemic" concept. Would that be an epidemic of baby bunnies planning something dastardly, or would it be an epidemic FOR the bunnies, ie., because no one is looking after them?

*confused*

so angry said...

The bunnies are clearly planning something! Why else would they leave their young out in the open?

There's a plot here. Exploding bunnies? Secret "bunny as bait to trap unsuspecting Masters students"?

I'm leaning toward 'looming disaster'.