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that's no wasp ...

There is a wasp the size of a planet in my office. And the only thing I have to fight back with is a tiny atomiser of Glareguard fine optics cleaner.

UPDATE: Owwww. Owww. Fucking owwwwwww.
UPDATE: I think it's time for something more direct. Where's something hefty? Ah. Unit Plan.
UPDATE: My office, where nobody will hear you scream ... ohhh, my arm hurts.
UPDATE: I should probably dispose of the wasp corpse responsibly.
UPDATE: But it's so big. And waspy. Ghuuuuh.
UPDATE: Mouse arm, inevitably. Owwww.


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20th Jan, 2005 16:48 (UTC)
Wasp - 1
Wuss - 0
20th Jan, 2005 16:56 (UTC)
Wasp - dead
Wuss - regretting attempting to resolve the situation without violence
20th Jan, 2005 16:59 (UTC)
I prefer bees. At least if one of them were to sting you, they'd have the decency to die afterwards. And they make honey. Wasps can sting and live to sting again.
I've never been stung by either, which probably makes me their god or something.
20th Jan, 2005 17:03 (UTC)
they're just
biding their time.

> Wasps can sting and live to sting again.

It was pretty fatal for this one.
20th Jan, 2005 17:09 (UTC)
You killed a Queen Wasp!
(At least you can relax that she won't be building a nest for spring behind the photocopier.)
20th Jan, 2005 17:15 (UTC)
oh, great
... now do I have to feel guilty about all the little baby wasps that will never be?

Actually, I only want to know one thing. Wasp. January. Why?
20th Jan, 2005 17:23 (UTC)
Sod the baby wasps
Hate to say it but it's probably been half asleep in a corner somewhere for a while.
20th Jan, 2005 17:37 (UTC)
another thing to panic about. Queen wasps oozing down from the unsealed, uninsulated loft above me.
20th Jan, 2005 18:44 (UTC)
We have dead flies
They fill up all the light fittings in our office.
We are on the top floor...
The theory is that the roof space is full of dead pigeons - thus the flies - no-one lives forever - thus the dead flies. Not sure what it is about them and the light fittings though.
It's kind of gross, but I'd rather have dead flies (not to mention mouse traps everywhere) than live in a static-y, germspreading, openplan modern office. Tried the old rooms, tried the new, in general, with the old places you know where you are, and it does what it says on the tin . None of this "don't open the windows or the air conditioning won't work" rubbish. There is no air conditioning. If it gets too hot you turn on the desk fan. Too cold, you smuggle in a fan heater...
21st Jan, 2005 02:07 (UTC)
our ceilings are getting done
in march. Maybe things will improve then ...

I don't like flies.
20th Jan, 2005 17:29 (UTC)
Re: oh, great
The Queens hibernate overwinter, the workers all die. Queens are much bigger than workers, and often like to hide out in houses, (or offices.) If they're feeling warm, they'll wake up early and scout about for somewhere to build a nest* and start the whole cycle over again.

* Like under your desk perhaps.

(I know all this cos I had a plague of nest building Queens in my bedroom once.)
20th Jan, 2005 17:35 (UTC)
(oh, horrible, horrible).

The worst problem I had was one autumn when they kept coming into my room to eat the sugar coating off my vitamin pills.
21st Jan, 2005 01:12 (UTC)
Five minutes before reading this post, my wife killed a random ant in the hallway. It's, what, 20 degrees outside?

And I can't kill the bastards, even if they sting me.
Because I'm a big softie (Read: GIANT GIRL'S BLOUSE)
21st Jan, 2005 02:05 (UTC)
and, and
there was a fly on the stairs! What is going on? It is winter, insects!
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