Being a hunter, I know how important it is to know the difference between 'possums and people. Knowing the differences between animals and ourselves not only prevents accidents, but it also makes us think about our behavior.
Take for example pigs. If someone says "You eat like a pig," you might think about using a spoon and fork.
Or here's another example. People used to say George Jones, a now-deceased country music star, looked like a 'possum. He even adopted the name "The 'Possum." Apparently he made the best of it because Waylon Jennings said, "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." Nobody ever said, "If we all could look like we wanted to, we'd all look like George Jones." Maybe that's why Tammy Wynette, and his two previous wives, didn't stand by their man any longer. That, plus cocaine and alcohol. Anyway, if you'd like to know the difference between 'possums and people, here's a link to the Forest Press newspaper where you can read this week's column "'Possums and People: Know the Difference." You just might end up wanting to act more like a 'possum than a person.
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