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I was awakened by a loud, angry buzzing and opened my eyes to see Manasse chasing a big fat bumble-bee. I picked up a shoe (there's plenty of those lying around) and whacked it. I thought I'd killed it, but when I bent to pick it up and throw it in the bin, it obviously had some life left in it, and it stung me! I hadn't been stung since I was a child. I'd forgotten how much it hurts.

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deborahw37
Jul. 28th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
Ouch!

I'm on of those people who can't kill things, not even wasps or hornets and I'd never kill a bee , or a spider and I'm terrified of spiders so I spend a lot of time escorting these things out of the house ( not the spiders, I can't bear to go near them let alone try to catch them) .

Never been stung by a bee or by anything I was trying to recuse but I did tread on a wasp by accident last year ( it was in my shoe!) and that was quite startlingly painful.

You have my sympathy
gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
I've got great respect for spiders; I'd never kill them (well, not unless they went after my moggies in which case hell hath no fury) but anything else is fair game as far as I'm concerned. And this bee (well, hornet actually, but it was early and I couldn't find the right word), coming into my bedroom, was just dicing with death.
gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
Oops sorry - no, it wasn't a hornet, as that's a wasp. It was a bee. But a huge one.
deborahw37
Jul. 28th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
Oh gosh! A hornet sting can be really nasty! Even more sympathy.


Bumble bees are pretty harmless and only sting if dead or really threatened

Hornets are just plain nasty!
gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
Then maybe it was a hornet after all...Oh I don't know. It was big and yellow and black and it hurt me! Nasty insect. I'm glad I killed it. It deserved it (even if it only stung me after it was dead...).
deborahw37
Jul. 28th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
Thanks! Mystery solved: it was a bumble bee after all. Of epic proportions.
anonypooh
Jul. 28th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC)
urgh DIIIIIIIEEE eight-legged freaks!!!!!!!!
If you ever feel the need to save one in my presence, please feel free - I just don't want to see you doing it!!

and ow. My broinlaw is allergic to stings - the last time I got stung was by a wasp he was frantically waving off - ONTO ME! cheers mate.



gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
I'm sure b-i-l didn't mean for you to be the target...or did he?
anonypooh
Jul. 28th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
oh no .. he apologised for about an hour afterwards and bought me a drink - yay!
anonypooh
Jul. 28th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
I am also reminded of my honeymoon - I was stung by a MONSTER MUTANT HORNET!! in Thailand ... I was out by the pool, went to get something on my bag it was sat on and literally grabbed hold of the monster.

Mister Jay always tells it: "everyone thought she was being murdered!" apparently I shrieked thus!! And the hotel staff kept apologising to me all the time and brought me a drink too.

hehee.
gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
So...as a means of blagging drinks of people, would you recommend getting stung? ;-)