There Was A Snake Named Nate.
Once upon a time, there was a snake named Nate who lived in the desert guarding a lever which, if pulled, would split the earth in two.
Then one hot summer day,
a man was speeding down the highway in his car when Nate happened to be sunning himself on the usually deserted road just a few feet away from the lever.
The speeding man saw Nate and the lever at nearly the same time.
Unable to swerve out of the way entirely,
the driver had to make a decision as to which he would run over — Nate the snake or the lever that would cut the world in two.
Well, I’m sorry to say, Nate is no longer with us.
But, if you’re sad, just remember what that driver thought to himself at the last moment —
“better Nate than lever!”