Monday, November 28, 2016
The Dead of Winter
Brain: Well judging from the weather, it looks like we’ll be spending today inside. That’s OK though, because there is a lot of stuff we can get done and not waste this Sunday afternoon.
Body: WE MUST SLEEPING NOW! DEEP SLEEPING!
Brain: Body, we slept nine hours last night. It’s only 2:00 in the afternoon. Why would we need to sleep now?
Body: OUTSIDE IS THE BIG LOUD RAINING! OUTSIDE IS FREEZING COLD! CANNOT HUNT! CANNOT FORAGE! MUST SLEEP AND CONSERVE ENERGY!
Brain: Look, we have discussed this before. We live next door to a supermarket. We do not need to hunt or forage tomorrow or any other time.
Body: MUST SAVE ENERGY TO PREPARE FOR COMBAT!
Brain: *Sigh* And what upcoming combat awaits us?
Body: NEIGHBORING TRIBE ACROSS RIVER IS DIFFERENT! THEY LOOK DIFFERENT! THEY TALK AND ACT DIFFERENT! THEY WILL RAID US AND TAKE ALL OUR FOOD AND WOMEN!
Brain: That “neighboring tribe” is called Sanchong, and it’s really more of a district. I assure you that they will not attack us and take all our women.
Body: WE MUST ATTACK STRANGE SANCHONG TRIBE AND TAKE ALL THEIR FOOD AND THEIR WOMEN! SLEEP NOW AND PREPARE FOR BATTLE TOMORROW!
Brain: Mmpfgh. What happened? Where am I? Who… What time is it?
*looks at clock*
It’s… FIVE O’CLOCK already? For fuck’s sake, body! What did you do?
Body: CONSERVED PRECIOUS ENERGY IN COLD RAINY WEATHER! I HAVE SAVED OUR LIFE! AGAIN!