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You're an Animal: They Call me a Sloth: The worries of a Sloth
Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, Feb 22, 2009. 1095 views. ID = 2369

You're an Animal: They Call me a Sloth

Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, Feb 22, 2009. 1095 views. ID = 2369
This post was written in 57408234 minutes.
They might be slow but they are careful
This post has been awarded 12 stars by 4 readers.

Let me tell you up front I am not lazy, I'm just slow. You can't be a lazy Sloth, we have too work hard just to take a step. The thing about being a Sloth is, we are cautious we don't like making mistakes. Even a simple thing like taking a step is hard because we have to analyze every aspect. Should we use left foot first or maybe right, is that a rock I might step on or maybe it's a spider. By the time we figure how we are going to step it has taken so long everything has changed and then we have to reanalyze. We Sloths could never be like you humans, you all say 'What the heck, take a chance.' Taking chances can be dangerous but it can be fun too. Being too cautious can be dangerous also, while you're looking to find the right move a jaguar might come up behind you and have you for a meal.

If I could choose I would become a human, no a cautious human, no a cautious human that tasted bad to jaguars, no... I just can't make up my mind, can I get back to you.

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Sue Do Nim
Feb 23, 2009
What a clever thought--that the situation will have changed by the time the sloth can decide and react.

Look, I'm new to this and assume you really want feedback. I think the story could have had more impact if the cadence had been more halting, i.e. more sloth-like.

Feel free to shred my submittals.
   ~Posted by Sue Do Nim, Feb 23, 2009



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