Something really funny happened yesterday that if someone had told me, I would have laughed and perhaps been a little skeptical about their story. In the morning the doorbell by our front gate sounded several times and loudly, the usual signal that the mailman or some other delivery person is waiting at the gate with our mail or a parcel. Indeed one of our expected parcels had arrived.
Later in the day the doorbell rang again several times. My husband went to answer the visitor and took a while to return to the house. He said that when he arrived at the gate nobody was there and he couldn't understand how they had got back in their vehicle so fast and disappeared from the road. I suggested maybe some children were playing a trick, ring and run, I'm sure that game is pretty universal.
A little while later more ringing of the doorbell and so we both practically ran to stop the delivery driver from leaving too soon. Again nobody at the gate or anywhere in the road. Perhaps the bell is faulty my husband suggested so I took a closer look. There half glued beneath the doorbell was a snail! Somehow it had decided to leave its mates who regularly fill up the gaps between hinges on the gates and shutters and have some fun off campus so to speak.
Well I have heard the term "snail mail" to describe the postal service but really!? I really laughed at our consternation and then finding our prankster was one pesky gastropod taking a break from munching on my herbs - especially fond of the cilantro. It seems it's not just the postman who always rings twice lol.