A conversation I had with The Mr as we were getting into bed:
Me: Do you think fish ever get headaches?
The Mr: I’m sorry, ‘do fish get headaches?’
Me: Or any animals, I suppose. Do animals get headaches?
The Mr: I’ve never really thought about it.
Me: It must be so terrible to have a headache as an animal. I wonder what they do about it. Because it’s not a life-or-death malady, is it? It’s just an annoyance, but it can be so annoying that you can’t do anything else… but I feel like animals don’t really have that luxury, do they? They can’t be like “Not tonight, I have a headache.” or “I don’t feel like hunting today, my head hurts,” or on the flip side when one animal sees another animal out on the hunting grounds that isn’t usually there, they’re not like “Hey Steve, what are you doing out here today?” and then Steve has to be all “Oh, just seeking out some herbs for Julie. She’s got a massive migraine,” you know?
The Mr: I don’t think that’s how the animal kingdom works.
Me: Yeah, but you can’t tell me that we’re the only species that gets headaches.
The Mr: Well… most headaches are caused by dehydration, so… yeah, I’m sure animals get headaches.
Me: Okay, BUT WHAT ABOUT FISH?? They’re never dehydrated.
The Mr: Good night, honey.
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