Alright, so maybe a real entomologist is able to see the purpose and positive qualities of any insect. But there are a few creatures that I just cannot tolerate, so I decided to bite the bullet and do a few posts on the insects I find revolting.
For today I’ll just list them in order from icky to ickiest. (Sorry for being so technical.)
4. Flies-I know this may sound odd, but I get seriously
pissed off offended when a fly lands on my food. My husband calls me the Fly Ninja in our house. Reason being, on a hot day in Australia, you can get anywhere from a couple to four billion flies in your house at any given time. I’ll put up with it for a while but eventually I always end up going on a mass kill.
3. Mosquitos-Those that know me well, know that I’m a fan of Buddhism. Mosquitos are one of the reasons I can’t convert. See, Buddhists believe in reincarnation and if we kill a mosquito, well… And let me tell you the great pleasure I take when I can get the mosquito before he can even get a drop out of me. Not very Buddhist.
2 & 1Maggots & Ticks-I combined these two because I’d be hard pressed to pick which one I find more repulsive. I’ll hold a huge spider, hissing cockroach, any other insect you can think of but don’t even think of making me touch either of those. The only time I pushed past the vomit-inducing, fat, blood-filled, nightmare-causing, make-your-skin-crawl tick, was when my dog had a paralysis tick behind his ear. And more importantly, there was no one else to do it. I believe I took a coat hanger and flicked it off…it was the size of a golf ball. And yes, my dog ended up paralysed from the neck down. I massaged, fed and carried him around for over a week and he’s fully recovered to this day. Tick:0 me:1
And maggots, well I don’t think I need to convince anyone on why I
hate dislike them. Oh, and google ‘maggot therapy’. I can’t be the only one to have nightmares now.
So, now that I’ve done my complaining, I’ll do the unthinkable and write some posts on the positive aspects, or interesting facts (if any) on these…things.