I've had a dead stick bug on my windshield wiper for a month now. Pretty sure it was dead when I first saw it but I didn't check so all I really am sure of is that it is there. And it is dead.
It has become a bit of a moral dilemma for me. I've been wondering if, when it was alive, I would have rescued it. It's a bug and bugs wiggle and crawl and fly and jump - usually right at my face and most definitely always when I have something right behind me to fall into or fall over or fall on. But if it was an alive bug, would it have survived to make more stick bugs and have stick bug love and live happily ever after pretending to be a skinny branch on a tree? One leg was stuck in the blade. Would he have been able to survive without it? Would other stick bugs still find him attractive and worthy of their stick love. Maybe the missing leg would be an asset and the stick ladies would battle for his affection. Maybe he would have been the king of all stick bugs and lived with his harem of stick ladies happily ever after... And I wonder, knowing all that, the stick bug's possible fantastic life, would I have reached down and pulled it off the wiper and set it free?
I'm guessing, based on the fact that it's dead and still on my wiper, the answer is no. Which is not a great reflection on me... My mother would not be proud and, quite frankly, neither am I. Going to have to make a change...
(Hoping other stick bugs don't read this. I really can't afford more bruises from falling over things when they leap at my face in anger over my indifference toward their buddy.)
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