There is something amazingly difficult about trying to pick up liquorice with just your tongue.
Ok sure that sounds weird… let me try to put it in some form of context. I was lying in bed, reading by torchlight and eating some homebrand liquorice, partly because it tastes good and partly in a half hearted attempt to get sick from too much and not have to go to school tomorrow (god I’m pathetic), anyway; I managed to drop a piece of liquorice on my chest between the bag and my mouth (don’t ask me how… liquorice has mysterious properties) because I was busy holding the book with one hand and changing the song I was listening to (did I mention I was listening to music on my computer) I instinctively tried to quickly pick up the piece with my tongue (I like to think I’m an expert with my tongue ;)[ok so I’m not but it’s still a nice thought]). I kinda failed so I put more effort in (hey I’m easily amused ok) and still no success, eventually I succeeded after almost 3 minutes and a lot of effort.
I’d like to follow this up with something like “it got me thinking” or “suddenly I realized” but I got nothing… Actually now I think of it; what else do we, as humans (or incredibly literate animals), do by instinct that is, I don’t want to say stupid here, inefficient? Are our hearts, our minds, our souls, our bodies a bad design? (so what if I’m stealing a few lines from David Wilcox here…. I’m sure he won’t mind) I think (mainly seeing as I don’t know where I’m going with this) I shall leave it with those questions for now.