Am I the only one who didn’t know that the flounder has two eyes on the same side of its head? All those years of, “I’ll have the flounder with a baked potato and side salad,” never fully realizing the monstrosity on the plate before me.
And let’s talk about natural selection. Did God get tired of figuring out who eats who on the food chain, and created the flounder as easy prey for larger fish? Having both eyes on the same side of your head is like having a car that can only make right turns – it makes no sense.
The reason I’m even writing about this is because last Sunday I went fishing in the Caribbean (I know, tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.) Me, and two of my Jamaican friends, spent the better part of the afternoon fishing. We caught two fish – flounder, to be exact. Yep, three adults spent four hours fishing in the open sea and caught two fish. What was amazing (besides spending four hours on the open sea and only catching two fish), was that the water was so clear we could see our bait on our lines while we trolled.
We used standard Jamaican fishing gear: a plastic mayonnaise bottle with fishing line tied to it, and an iron screw as a weight. Once again, I am humbled by the ingenuity of Jamaicans.
This is an activity I plan to do many more times while I’m here in Jamaica.