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Tortoise Guide-Dogs for Over-Excitable People

Tortoise Guide-Dogs for Over-Excitable People
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Over-excitable people like myself are clearly responsible for many of the ills of the world, including road rage, traffic accidents, litter and World Wars, as well as waste.

As a measure designed to both help these people, and to help all others indeed, I propose tortoise guide-dogs.

Perhaps it is the term 'dog' that is slightly misleading here, as a tortoise is not strictly a dog, genetically speaking, but the principle is sound.

A tortoise guide-dog would teach the art of calmness to an over-excitable person in a very short time, and would be relatively robust in the face of over-excitedness.

This idea is, I believe, the inspiration behind Aesop's fabled fable concerning the tortoise guide-dog and the hare, although I pre-empted him somewhat with this idea.

Aesop himself was over-excitable.

eehen, Nov 27 2002

snapper http://www.enchante...urtlecoloring.shtml
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       [eehen] doesn't actually mention that the over-excitable individuals in question are optically challenged. I think his idea is that they sould learn patience from the slow, deliberate movements of the tortoises.   

       At least we now know who to blame for all the troubles of the world.
8th of 7, Nov 27 2002
  

       without getting into a 'toroise vs turtle' debate, the snapping turtle is neither calm, nor particularly slow.
rbl, Nov 27 2002
  

       Turtle. Hmmmm. Guide soup?
DesertFox, Feb 08 2005
  
      
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