PyroWillPyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
This is quite posibly the worst thing I can do, I hate it when i do it by accident, having just done ti coming in from work i feel like crying.

Whats he worst thing is they neevr seem to grow a new shell or anythin, they jsut sit there n die which makes me feel worse cos you knwo the moment u step on them thats it, frown

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
hug

You're just driving natural selection; getting rid of the snails without titanium shells. Be proud that you're helping the driving force of evolution!

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


UCOFUCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
or maybe they will evolve into superspeedy snails that can see you about to step on them and slime off out of danger?

smile

pyrosympyrosymSILVER Member
newbie
10 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Damn it he's got a point and were a million years away from stoppin the buggers comin back!

(Watch out you cabbages!)

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GnorGnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Its a horrid feeling stepping on them. Worse than dog poo but less stcky
Or when kids hold them and play with them and they start bubbling.

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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polaritypolaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
Either they were somone in a past life who deserved to be trod on, or they deserve to be reincarnated as something else. ubbloco



I recon slugs and snails can move at lightspeed in the right conditions, so long as no-one is looking at them. They move huge distances when I turn my back on them, if they're on a nice wet lawn.



Why has no-one made a horror movie about carnivorous snails?

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.


PyroWillPyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
hmmmm what a good idea *ponders*

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


spaceyspaceySILVER Member
mischeivious pixie
291 posts
Location: Sydney, Australia


Posted:
its just that horrible crunching noise they make you step on them.....yuk...its making me feel funny just thinking about it lol

biggrin

"I dont want no fatty bumbum, i want a lean mean shagging machine" anon

"I'm sweet and wholesome with a little bit of filth thrown in"

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?


polytheneveteran
1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
Oh good it's not just me. Stepping on a snail is genuinely upsetting.. that pathetic little crunch that can't be fixed and sorry won't help! So much guilt frown

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.


MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
i got snails in my fish tank and one was floating around.
I watched as the little bugger climbed out of his shell to release an air bubble, he sank like a stone and ran off. they is crafty

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


NateNateBRONZE Member
Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
1,530 posts
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


Posted:
i too hate that crunch...............;who doesnt

ive recently moved to a rather iut of the way part of my city and when it rains about a million of them are on the paths roads....everywhere and its not a terribly well lit area so its almost unavoidable

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polytheneveteran
1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
I move them, when it's been raining and they're all on the pavement... even if it means stopping every 15 metres redface

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.


NateNateBRONZE Member
Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
1,530 posts
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


Posted:
aww you are a credit to the snails

thank you for making the world a better place lol

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OrangeBoboOrangeBoboSILVER Member
veteran
1,389 posts
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada


Posted:
I haven't seen a snail for a long time... hmm...

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polaritypolaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
Has anyone else eaten snails?

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.


SDLWSDLWSILVER Member
Member
326 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
one of the kids stepped on a snail by accident and bless him he spent the next about five minutes sat there trying to figure out how to put the shell back on before giving it to an adult to do.

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Rouge DragonRouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
That's so cute!!

I hate stepping on them as well...however I do like throwing them. Especially in Romania where my students are scared of them and are distracted from their work because they are staring at one (yes, i used to let my students work outside)...so i picked it up and threw it away. only to be told by one of my students that God would smite me. I told him God would smite him for ignoring authorty...on second thoughts, that was probably a mean thing to say to an 11 year old!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


polaritypolaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
Snails in fishtanks are a bit like cockroaches, but slower. You turn on the lights and they start dropping off the glass.

Garden snails make pretty patterns on my tent, and like to congregate under the flysheet when it's 3 in the morning and all misty.

I'm always throwing snails into a tasty looking patch of plants if they're caught out on the pavement smile

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.


Pink...?Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
I too hate stepping on snails, I used to do it a lot by accident, but i, luckily, haven't stepped on one for ages smile

Although i often find quite a few dead ones near my front door thanks to my cat.. he seems to like bringing back dead snails smile

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


polaritypolaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
My cat prefers frogs smile

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.


spaceyspaceySILVER Member
mischeivious pixie
291 posts
Location: Sydney, Australia


Posted:
my cat leaves mouse heads on our door step...nice!?

"I dont want no fatty bumbum, i want a lean mean shagging machine" anon

"I'm sweet and wholesome with a little bit of filth thrown in"

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?


DaGDaGGOLD Member
Golf buggie driving instructor
156 posts
Location: Brisvegas, Australia


Posted:
Written by: spacey


my cat leaves mouse heads on our door step...nice!?




..so thats where hes putting the heads. well i have quite a few bodies and... well... im gonna have to go and ask for those heads back. UPS works best for me.

I always get that snail thing and its so hopeless. as soon as you hear the start of the crunch you know its all over and it rains here hard alot so their always out. i hate it.
i have eaten them tho and quite like the taste.




yoniyoniGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,099 posts
Location: Bideford and Bath, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Rouge Dragon


That's so cute!!

I i picked it up and threw it away. only to be told by one of my students that God would smite me. I told him God would smite him for ignoring authorty...on second thoughts, that was probably a mean thing to say to an 11 year old!



ubblol ubblol ubblol
your sooooo mean

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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
But, it's true! God smote me once when I ignored authouthority.

Or, mabey those kids weren't acting through His ineffable will when they beat me up, the world will never know.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


Adya MiriyanaAdya MiriyanaGOLD Member
*slou?
6,554 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
it is a strange thing. stepping on snails. i usually hop around to avoid them, making sure they don't get squished. otherwise i feel very mean. they are very interesting creatures, you know. they appear simple.. but you know, they are interesting, like most creatures infact. they are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs, some have been known to live up to 15 years, and also cannot hear.

anyway.

linden rathenlinden rathenGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
cool
dont they sence vibratiosn with their entire foot? so they're whole body act a lil like an 'ear' (but they process it more to get better idea of whats around?) anyway i ahte stepping on them but wouldnt mind trying em tongue

i hate it when you find worms on the pavement and they look all dried up and lonsome frown

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flidflidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
whats the difference (other than you paid someone else did the dirty dead for you), and why is it more distressing, to stand on a snail or eat meat? They both involve unnessecary death.

linden rathenlinden rathenGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
i wouldnt say i find it distressing when i stand on a snail jst a lil sad - its one of those sounds

and its a waste of good food devil

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polytheneveteran
1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
The difference is I don't eat a snail after I tread on it, but I eat a fish if I catch it. Both can be deemed unnecessary, but (don't know if you agree with me or not) a death for no purpose whatsoever, where the body is wasted, is worse to me than one where it is not.

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.


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