The completely harmless horsehair worm
As one of my duties as a Harlem city councilperson, I serve on the Unified Disposal Board.
Every fall this board meets at the landfill rather than in our usual meeting room at the courthouse. This fall, we met at the new landfill. After the meeting, while we were putting away chairs and wandering around admiring the pristine new facility, occupied with chit-chat and discussion of the football season, Clay Vincent spotted a cricket skittering across the sparkling new floor, deliberately stepped on it and smashed it dead. I have no problem with that; I probably would have done...