Monday, February 06, 2012

Snail mail

I wonder whether this the real reason behind the phrase 'snail mail'

Snails make what must be an arduous and dangerous vertical climb of about a metre to get into my post box. Just so that they can eat the paper the postie has left.

Paper. What on earth is the attraction  of paper to a snail? 


Grumpy Goat said...

It's the glue.

We regularly used to have our outgoing mail ravaged by snails. They'd climb into the little rural post box in Cornwall and eat the stamps.

(BTW: Capcha for this post = 'ausse'!)

Duffy said...

By the look of it he was trying to access your bank account.

Seabee said...

A Nigerian snail scam Duffy?