What type of person are you?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HoodieMcFoodie, Feb 5, 2021.

You see a beetle laying on its back, legs flailing and trying to get the right way up. Do you...

  1. Walk on by and let nature take its course, whatever the outcome.

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  2. Stomp that sucker. I hate bugs.

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  3. Flip the little feller over and walk away whistling a happy tune.

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  1. somebodyelseuk

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    I believe everything in Nature has it's place. Like Trev I'd flipped it over and let it go about it's job.
     
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    Bugs shouldn't get stuck on their back. It was dying. No saving it.
     
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    I'd flip the bug over and end up as a benevolent diety worshipped by all bugs, who would obey my first commandment about staying out of my house and groceries.
     
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    All creatures great and small.
     
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    If he's trying, I'd flip him over.
    If he's a lazy bug always looking for someone else to do his work, I'd let him lay there and let nature take him out before he breeds.

    Yes I'm that heartless. :)
     
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    Centipedes, roaches, ants, flies, mosquitoes, Jack Spaniards, and the like get the boot.
    Innocuous creatures like beetles get a helping hand.
    I’ve saved honey bees, Jack Spaniards, grasshoppers, dragon flies, ladybugs, and a host of other creatures from my pool. This includes a deer but that’s another story
     
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    You see a beetle laying on its back, legs flailing and trying to get the right way up. Do you...

    Replace beetle by human, and I wouldn't do anything or :
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    "S'il n'y avait pas d'humains sur terre, qu'est-ce qu'on serait tranquille !" (me)

    What type of person are you?

    I'm rather of the misanthropic type... o_O

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    A+!
     
  9. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm that guy.

    That guy who stops traffic to rescue a turtle trying to cross the road.

    I rescue bugs and spiders who find themselves lost in the long hallway at work.
    Fearful that they will dehydrate and die, I capture them, and then put them outside in the dewy grass (so they have a chance to live).

    This one time, a few summers ago, I was crossing the hangar floor, and spotted a june bug on his back, arms flailing weakly.
    I scooped him up, and carried him outside, and put him in the grass, in the shade of a tall lamp post.
    Went and picked up a water bottle, and walked back out there to pour some water onto his new environment.

    A passing mechanic spotted me, and said, "Uh Sparky, what in the world are you doing?"

    I filled him in on my habit of rescuing insects, and making sure they had water and a safe place to pursue life.

    "But it's just a bug. Most people would just walk on by, or step on it."

    "I can't do that. It's a living creature. I'm weird that way."

    The young guy shook his head, and went on about his business.

    Don't you know that, a half hour later, I spotted him out there, pouring more water onto the grass at the base of that lamp post?

    :)
     
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    Depends--is it an emerald Ash borer? If so, STOMP
     
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    Once my wife spent about an hour giving water and sugar to a bumblebee, got it a bit pepped up and put it on a flower where it was more or less immediately eaten by a bird.
     
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    Thats OK too, still a good deed in the circle of life. :cool:
     
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    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I don't need insects to know that I am an opinionated something or other...
     
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    That's what I tell her when we see the hawk sitting in the tree checking out the bird feeder...;)
     
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    Pull it’s legs off one by one, yank his wings off, then do a brain scan with a needle! ......Is that a little harsh?? Ok JK, honestly I usually use my index finger and “flick it” especially with stink bugs!!
     
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    I'm a curmudgeon tired of all the malarkey! Flip the darn thing over and be on your way.
     
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    I'm a softee--I'm with you on the 1st half, but I got a good chuckle from this.
     
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    Welp, I ain’t gonna kill it while it’s helpless on it’s back:lol:;).
     
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    ever since i saw "james and the giant peach" i've been nice to most bugs.
     
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