Questions about something Rosie said

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Hi everyone!

What does Rosie mean when she says: Yes, but do you crawl on your belly like a reptile?

Context (Chapter 3; section 2):

At the far end of this aisle was a long counter with another neon sign bent in an arc overhead. GOLD SILVER FINE JEWELRY, it said in blue. Then, below it, in red: WE BUY WE SELL WE TRADE. Yes, but do you crawl on your belly like a reptile? Rosie thought with a small ghost of a smile, and approached the counter.

What' so funny about Rosie's remark in her thoughts? I think there could be a connection to a song.

Thanks for your help.
 

Bev Vincent

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Hi everyone!

What does Rosie mean when she says: Yes, but do you crawl on your belly like a reptile?

Context (Chapter 3; section 2):

At the far end of this aisle was a long counter with another neon sign bent in an arc overhead. GOLD SILVER FINE JEWELRY, it said in blue. Then, below it, in red: WE BUY WE SELL WE TRADE. Yes, but do you crawl on your belly like a reptile? Rosie thought with a small ghost of a smile, and approached the counter.

What' so funny about Rosie's remark in her thoughts? I think there could be a connection to a song.

Thanks for your help.

Step right up, folks
And see Little Egypt do her
Famous dance of the Pyramids

She walks, she talks
She crawls on her belly
Like a reptile

-- Little Egypt (as performed by The Coasters, Ray Stephens, and others)