What Kind of Sound Does a Snail Make?

 
A mother, father and daughter were taking a walk, enjoying the sounds of nature.

Mother: I love the sound of the wind rustling in the trees.
Father: I love the twittering of the birds.
Little Girl: I love the sound snails make.
Mother and Father: Huh?
Mother: But, Honey, snails don’t make any sound.
Little Girl: Yes they do. See! (Stepping on a snail crossing their path.) They go CRUNCH!

Just another reminder that not everyone sees the world the way we do. It pays to ask rather than trust our assumptions. 😉

Thanks to rummuser, bikehikebabe and Grannymar for commenting on last week’s post.
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9 Responses to What Kind of Sound Does a Snail Make?

  1. Grannymar says:

    It sure does!

    Grannymars last blog post..A Room with a Loo

  2. bikehikebabe says:

    That look on the snail’s face–surprise, but fearful. How do you do it Jean, with a few dots? He’s not just a shell. There’s a body there. I don’t think I’ll get pleasure out of the CRUNCH I used to get.

    A big mistake I make is to assume that people are thinking what I’m thinking so understand me. It pays if I ask, “Do you know what I’m saying?” We’ll get on the same page.

  3. bikehikebabe says:

    Actually “Do you know what I’m saying?” won’t do it. Maybe what they’re thinking isn’t what you meant. Have them tell you what you meant & paraphrase it differently if they didn’t “get it”.

  4. Jean says:

    Grrannymar,
    I’m clearly not a gardener if I’m sympathetic to the poor snail!

    bikehikebabe,
    Sometimes it also helps if you show you understand them too. But like everything in life, there are no guarantees. 😉

    Isn’t it amazing what a few lines and dots can convey? That’s why I love cartoons. I just fiddle and fiddle until I start seeing something I like. It takes a lot of time, but I want to do it.

    For the snail I just took a black and white version and tried different facial expressions:

    Thank you for the encouragement. 🙂

  5. rummuser says:

    I am a believer in ahimsa and do not even swat a fly or a mosquito. I find the little girl’s action to be one that deserves some action from the parents. Perhaps to teach her to be more careful. I accept that each of us has his/her own perception of phenomenon, but that should not stop us from trying to make a difference.

    rummusers last blog post..The Curve Ball Or The Googly.

  6. Jean says:

    rummuser,
    As you can tell, I identify with the snail. And I know a lot of gardeners who would disagree with us. Then there are those who are vegetarians not because they love animals but because they hate plants. 😉

  7. Sophie says:

    I agree. We have different perception and each is different from another. However great the difference, the only denominator should be respect in each others perception.

  8. Jean says:

    Sophie,
    I agree with that. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  9. Ugly Animals says:

    Lol that was funny! I mean the joke and not CRUNCHING a snail 🙁

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