It has been one week since Mr. Sackman executed his unintentional Canada goose mascacre on the Apex Peakway and I just thought that I would check in with him and see how he has been holding up. Bob, how are you doing?
BS : Surprisingly I am doing much better. Although I felt kind of guilty at the time it happened in the day since that night I have been processing it all and I know that it was an accident and I ultimately feel that I can forgive myself for what happened.
Do the geese forgive you?
BS : I am not sure that geese possess the ability to forgive. By that I mean, I do not think their intellectual framework includes the concept of or the capacity to forgive another entity for a harm committed upon them.
What makes you think that?
BS : I guess there is no way to know for sure but it is a hunch I have based in no small part upon the size of their heads and the likely size of their brain contained within that little skull.
Just to confirm, there was no damage to your car, correct?
BS : That’s right. My car did not see the inside of an auto body repair Salt Lake City shop.
Does that factor into the way you feel.
BS : No. Why would my car incurring damage have an effect upon whether I felt guilty about killing some Canada geese?
Well, if there was damage that had to be repaired by a collision repair Salt Lake City you might be less inclined to feel guilt because you had to suffer too.
BS : I am not so sure guilt works that way.
You do a lot of thinking about the capacity of other beings to think don’t you? Geese can’t forgive and damage to your car does not impact your level of guilt.
BS : I’m sorry I don’t quite follow you.