To start with, and let me get this out in the open, I live in the southern portion of the US. More specifically in great state of Alabama. I can not claim this state as my state of origin, but my wife and family have grown to enjoy our home since we moved here for my job. I also posted this story on Facebook awhile back and thought it would be a good idea to re-share it here on my blog.
With that said, one of the items that I found as an oddity after living here for the past 9 years is the amount of dead armadillos that I see on the side of the road. As I said I have lived here for many years and have yet to see one of these critters alive and kicking.
My work frequently involves me traveling to and from customer job sites and I spend a lot of time on the road. During one of my work trips I commented to my co-worker that it was odd to only see the dead armadillos and never seeing any alive.
He looked at me and simply said "That's because you are only seeing the ones that failed their ninja test." and then he went back to looking out the window.
Of course I was mystified with his answer so I asked him to clarify and explain?
His reply "There comes a time in each armadillos life where they have to step up and attempt to pass their ninja test. The ones you see on the side off the road...well they failed the test."
And according to my co-worker...that was that.