Zelophehad’s Daughters

There’s a Fly in My Room…

Posted by Vada

…and I want it to leave. I can think of two possible ways to get rid of it.

A) Turn off the light.

B) Kill it.

A is problematic because I would feel guilty about turning the light back on, since my husband is in bed asleep next to me. And I can’t actually go to bed yet because I have to switch the wash so my son can have a clean shirt for pictures at preschool tomorrow.

B is problematic because, well, my fly-killing skills are just not that good. I’d definitely have to go downstairs and get the flyswatter (and then I’d have to go back down and put it away, and who really wants to run the stairs a couple of extra times, especially in the middle of the night?). Even then, there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be able to kill it.

So instead of doing anything productive I’m going to write a blog post complaining about the fly buzzing around my bedroom. That’s all. Maybe tomorrow I’ll write a real post. But then again, maybe not.

9 Responses to “There’s a Fly in My Room…”

  1. 1.

    At least it’s not a mosquito. :)

  2. 2.

    I’ve been waiting half the night to find out what happened?

  3. 3.

    Lol, Ardis. Sorry I didn’t update you before I went to bed. I put up with the fly for another hour, and then before I went to bed for the night I turned off the light in my room, then waited a couple of minutes, went and turned off the light in the hall, and then quickly went back in my room and shut the door. I think it worked, because I didn’t hear the fly buzzing around during the night. Either that, or the fly went to bed the same time I did.

    And denebug, while I’m glad that I didn’t get any mosquito bites, I’m actually pretty good at killing mosquitos, so if there was one in my room it wouldn’t have lasted long enough for me to write a blog post about it. So I’m sure everyone’s glad it was a fly. :)

  4. 4.

    Sounds like the way I would have handled it. Glad you got a good night’s sleep.

  5. 5.

    Whew! So glad to have my curiosity scratched, and to have learned an effective way to outwit a fly! Thank you! :)

  6. 6.

    I would have gotten the fly swatter and squashed the sucker, but I have that special talent. I wish I was as good at other things as I am at fly swatting – or that fly swatting was a marketable skill.

  7. 7.

    So like a man to approach the problem with brute force rather than to engage in a game of wits … with a fly … um …

  8. 8.

    Ardis, the fly swatter was my answer simply because I don’t have a baseball bat or bazooka handy.

  9. 9.

    [...] I’ve been wanting to write the last couple of days, but I’ve been kind of stuck with my current writing project. In my attempt to either work through this or avoid it (you pick), I’ve come up with some blog posts. They’ve all been fairly random, especially in regards to what we usually talk about around here, so most of them haven’t actually been posted (actually, most of them have only been written in my head at this point). But despite the fact that I don’t want to completely bury our blog in random and off the wall posts, I still do post some of them. Like my last post, which was even entitled Complete Randomness. Or the post about a fly in my bedroom. [...]

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