Sometimes, I Wonder Just What Is Wrong With Me…

About forty-five minutes ago, I was reading a few blogs without paying much attention to what was going on around me. At least, until I noticed a slight movement on the keyboard of my laptop.

On the keyboard was a yellow-jacket. A rather large one, for that matter. It just so happened to be crawling where my hands had been only a few minutes before.

At that point, I did the reasonable thing: I screamed. (You would too if you saw something that could drill you with a stinger in the very same area where you were about to place your fingers!) I backed away from the desk and watched, wanting to get rid of the intruder but not exactly wanting to destroy it. But I wasn’t sure exactly how I could accomplish the task.

The answer came in the form of an empty bottle. I coaxed the wasp into it, gave the bottle a sharp tap to make sure the invading insect was now at the bottom of the container, placed a piece of paper over the opening and promptly….

…threw the yellow-jacket outside. I didn’t even think of killing the creature.

The wasp wouldn’t have spared me a second’s thought if it had taken it upon itself to drill me with its butt-dagger of pain but I couldn’t think that way. Seriously, I had to spare the foolish bug.

Sometimes I think I’m just too soft for my own good.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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2 Responses to Sometimes, I Wonder Just What Is Wrong With Me…

  1. daiAtlas says:

    Just the kind of thing I’ve always preferred to do with spiders. I still find them cute! 🙂



    • Silverwynde says:

      I’m weird, I admit it. I find bees rather cute and I don’t go around swatting or killing wasps. Most people hate stinging creatures but I don’t mind them. Same with spiders; I don’t mind them.

      Roaches, though…. *shudder*


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