Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Inner Animals

Nothing brings out my inner animal like a good deal and a poorly worded price-matching policy. Today’s poll is quite simple: what’s your inner animal and when do you (willingly or unwillingly) let it out?

zebra grazing in a field of grass
My Inner Animal (image courtesy of William Warby)

Like the zebra, I make a statement. I usually attract a lot of attention (whether I want to do so or not – and I usually do not), predators always seem to think they can feed on me (but are often surprised to find I’m tougher than I look), and I’m actually a rather skittish and bashful person. When put in a corner, this baby swings low and fast.

When the salesman at a large electronics store challenged my request that they price match a new computer monitor with another store, as per their policy, I started swinging. I got $70 off the price in the end, but it took me shifting from skittish and wary to aggressive and angry. Then I withered and collapsed in a heap when I got home because haggling is so exhausting.

So what about you? What’s your inner animal (pics welcome!) and when does it come out?


By Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller is a twenty-something blogger, cook, freelance writer and editor living in Seattle, Washington. She’s a feminist trying ever-so-hard to embrace her spaces, conventional or not. She looks forward to numerous bad hair days, burnt cremes, a soapbox or two, and maybe (just maybe) a yellow polka-dot bikini in the years ahead.

63 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Inner Animals”

This is my spirit animal. A chihuahua shark. Although I am not tiny, I am easy to angry and often bark too long about things that just don’t matter at all. I am distrustful of all humans except those in my inner circle, but I still like to get dressed up and be silly from time to time. Before I try to bite someone’s arm off.

I’m Rico, AKA Barfbag.

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