You think you’re in control, don’t you? “Look!” you say. “A butterfly! Let me see if I can take a picture.” You get the camera out slowly, marveling that I’m not moving at all. And then, snap! you get a picture.
What you don’t know is that while I’ve been posing for you, my little ant friends have been untying your shoes. You start to walk away, notice your shoes, and bend down to re-tie them. This gives my sparrow comrades a stationary target to dive-bomb with poop.
Now you’re really getting annoyed, but you take off your pack and jacket to clean them off. While you’re distracted, the chipmunks and spiders get to work unzipping your pack and searching for all the best little goodies you’ve got stored away.
An hour later, you stop for lunch and think, “Huh, I thought I packed a sandwich.”
You did. Thanks for the chow, loser.