Kids have a tendency to spill things.
Well, lets be real, everyone has a tendency to spill things.... Especially after one too many drinks at the bar.
But as a kid I remember food falling to the patio and in the summer months, without fail, thirty minutes or so later you would see a line of ants marching back and forth to the spill.
I would look down at them thinking how simple their life is. What "losers" to be marching in a straight line to get food and then back down into the ant hill they go. Each ant tearing off tiny pieces of food and carrying it all by their lonesome. Never stopping. This would go on for hours until the food is gone.
As I drove home from work the other day, the Dave Matthews song, Ants Marching starts playing on the radio. Towards the end of the song, the lyrics state: