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17 Medieval Snails That Perfectly Summarise Your Life

We're all just snails in the margins of 500 year old manuscripts.

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1. When you have to give someone a lift but you're not happy about it.

Clermont-Ferrand, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 84, fol. 139v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com
Clermont-Ferrand, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 84, fol. 139v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

2. When you say you don't really like Adele.

Angers - BM - SA 3390 f.089 / Via demonagerie.tumblr.com

3. When someone insists on making a toast but you just want to eat already.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig IX 16, fol. 60 / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

4. When you look at yourself in the mirror first thing in the morning.

Montpellier, Bibliothèque interuniversitaire. Section Médecine, H 418, fol. 107v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

5. When your friend is telling you about their ex and you're trying to seem sympathetic without saying "I told you so."

Montpellier, Bibliothèque interuniversitaire. Section Médecine, H 418, fol. 23v

6. When you post an unpopular opinion online and prepare yourself for the comments.

Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 179v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

7. When you get a little too drunk and try to pull someone totally out of your league.

Tours - British Museum - ms._0008, f. 327v / Via demonagerie.tumblr.com

8. When you've spent way too much money on lottery tickets and you're waiting for them to announce the numbers and you know you won't win but you cling onto the hope anyway.

Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KA 16, fol. 109v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

9. When you're the most responsible one in your friend group and have to take your drunk friend home.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 1654, detail of f. 59v. / Via demonagerie.tumblr.com

10. When you finally find true love.

Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KA 16, fol. 109v / Via demonagerie.tumblr.com

11. When you've left your Halloween costume too late and have to be a cat again.

British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 185r / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

12. When you try a little harder with your Halloween costume.

British Library, Add 18852, fol. 305v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

13. When you only compete with people of the same calibre.

British National Formulary, Latin 9474, fol. 232v / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

14. When you have to move back in with your parents after uni and neither of you are happy about it.

Ulrich von Pottenstein: Cyrillusfabeln - BSB Cgm 254, [S.l.] Bayern, 1430 / Via demonagerie.tumblr.com

15. When you and your mates have really dividing opinions.

Beaune - British Museum - inc. 003, t.III. Baldus de Ubaldis. / Via demonagerie.tumblr.com

16. When your mum keeps calling you from downstairs but doesn't hear your reply so you have to yell.

BnF, Français 701, fol. 46r / Via discardingimages.tumblr.com

17. When you finally master telekinesis and become a supreme overlord.

Gorleston Psalter, England (Suffolk), 1310-1324, Add MS 49622, f. 162v / Via britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk