When I was about 10 years old I was playing in the yard of the house across the street from my grandmother's place. I was crawling under a fence when I noticed my hand was itching something fierce. Glancing down, I discovered I was leaning in an ant hill, and big-ass red ants were crawling up my arm and biting my tender childhood flesh.
I ran screaming across the street to my grandmother's house, where I stripped off all my clothes in the middle of the kitchen to brush away the ants, right in front of most of my rather large extended family (my mother has thirteen brothers and sisters) who were visiting for dinner.
This point leads directly to day "N" and my fear of public nudity.
But yeah, I'm not too fond of ants, either.
LOL! If you move the stokes of the N around a bit you can still make an A. Same thing, really, isn't it! :) Nice to meet you. Here from A-Z.ReplyDelete
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Ants and nudity go together like... well no, not at all. Ants and nudity don't go well together at all, unless you have some very unusual fetishes...
I HATE ants! We get the big carpenter ones in our house every summer and they drive me nuts! We also had an infestation of the little buggers last winter-in our freezer door! Our fridge has a built in ice/water machine, and they built a colony around the motor (which is warm). Every time you tried getting ice or water ants would come pouring out. We finally got rid of them but to this day I cannot use the ice machine. Yuck!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I would just be tossing the whole fridge out to the curb. That's nasty. My parents always had problems with ants in their cottage, but that's... yeah. I have to go hose out my refrigerator now...Delete
Thankfully,i have no fear of ants but i do have a fear of lizards..! (and yuk,they do make me sick!)ReplyDelete
I don't mind lizards. Probably because I've always lived in a cold climate and never really had to deal with them. I have visited hotter areas where you get up in the morning and the side of the house/hotel is covered in lizards. I always thought that was cool. Certainly better than the six feet of snow we've been waking up to around here lately.Delete
I don't mind ants as much as some other creepy crawlies. I can't stand earwigs. I'm a very big man (six foot two and 325 pounds) but my first inclination when I see an earwig is to jump on a chair and scream like a Victorian heroine! Sure, I resist the inclination, but that's what I feel like doing when I see one of those nasty buggers!ReplyDelete
Earwigs are the Devil's spawn. I'm not as big as you so I probably jump higher, but my reactions are similar. They are the only bugs I go out of my way to squash. Spiders, beetles, even ants, whatever. As long as they stay out of my way I will stay out of theirs. But my hatred for earwigs burns with the heat and passion of a thousand suns.Delete
Crap, I don't remember what I had for "E" day but it wasn't earwigs. I may have to go back and change it...
eeeek ouch! I once picked up a black hose that was beng used to water and it was covered with nasty ants! I don't like them either!ReplyDelete
Beware black hoses. Or green hoses. Or any hoses, for that matter.Delete
I may or may not have been beaten with a vacuum cleaner hose as a child. We may or may not revisit this topic on "H" day.
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Red ants are the worst!ReplyDelete
Until the lavender ones becomes more prevalent, I concur.Delete
No wonder you don't like ants. I was chased by a dog into a thorny rose bush when I was 10.No big surprise, I don't like dogs.... They are nice as someone else's pets :)ReplyDelete
Ah don't mind dogs. I've been snarled and chased a few times, but I don't blame the dog.Delete
What you should have a problem with is the thorn bush...
Yikes, I don't blame you!ReplyDelete
I usually try to find the balancing side to any argument, but on the topic of why ants should or should not be wiped from existence, I can't even be bothered to go look up what ecological function they serve. I'm sure they're good for something, I just don't care what it is.ReplyDelete