While watching a mindless few minutes of some “Holy Fuck Look At That Video!” show, it came to a part where an Uruguayan speedboater smashed into the officials’ boat at full speed, wrecking both and causing both to sink, but not really hurting anyone (Or so they say. They never actually admit to anyone dying on that show. They had a clip once of a bull rider getting drug around for about 14 hours by an incensed bull, until the rider was much more splotch than man, and the narrator said “And yet,he only suffered a few contusions and a broken ankle” or some such nonsense).
Anyway, the Uruguayan speedboat driver was named “Pepe Delgado.” Which killed my wife and I, because we really wish we’d have heard of this name a while back, because Afonso would make a FANTASTIC Pepe Delgado. So it’s become one of his new nicknames, along with “Deputy Dawg” and “Little Fucker.”
And no, the question of the day has nothing to do with any of that.
Here’s what it’s about: What is the strangest thing to happen to you with an animal. Any animal. Or bird, insect, etc.
An example: When I was but a young lad we lived on top of an extremely steep hill. My first day of jr. high school, I had to walk most the way down that hill to get the bus. I got there just as everyone else had boarded. As I got near the bus, a Great Dane leapt out at me. I had never seen a dog, or literally anything, that big before. Its head was like a T-Rex. I panicked and turned and sprinted up the hill as fast as I could in terror.
But it was a really, really big, steep hill. So eventually my sprint turned into a slow walk. I mean, I was still making all the hand and head movements like I was sprinting, but I was in fact walking. Very slowly. With all the kids in the bus watching. I was persistent however, and just kept churning until I got home and got my mom to give me a ride.
The next day I made it to the bus stop earlier. And there were all the kids, petting and playing with the giant – and ridiculously friendly – dog. “Why were you afraid of him?” a kid asked.
Now your turn.