7.09.2009

When Nature Invades My Home

For the last few days, I have been involved in a daily battle with a gnat in my bathroom. Each morning when I get up, I find him on my mirror.

At first, I calmly went over, grabbed a Kleenex, snuck back to the mirror and calmly swatted him. I missed. He flew off. I searched all over the place, but no gnat.

As the days have gone on, I have grown increasingly desperate. Now I grab the first thing I see and fling it at his little gnat body.

You see, gnats and I have history. It began back in '97 and it's an ugly story involving a funeral home and a gnat going places where it shouldn't. You really don't want to know. Just know this, I hate them. They hate me back, I promise. You'll find several example anecdotes here and here.

Today, I found him at his regular morning spot on the mirror. I grabbed a pill bottle and brought it against the mirror at ninja speed. SMACK! I peered out of one eye to see my results. I got him.

I cleaned off the pill bottle, placed it back beside the sink and turned around to leave. There, on the top of the pill bottle stood YET ANOTHER FREAKING gnat. Just staring at me.

10 comments:

Karen said...

Visiting from SITS.

I totally understand your frustration! We have gnats, but we also have these evil creatures called Indian meal moths that keep invading our house. It's awful! Just when you get one, you find another. And another.

Tooj said...

After reading Karen's comment, it makes me wonder....do we have gnats or meal moths? I haven't a clue, I just know that I kill them too. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed the posts I linked to. Happy Humpy Day.

Sharon said...

Oh man! Ninja skills are definitely required. Glad you won that battle. And now you can prepare for the war!

Enjoy the day!

Grammy Blick said...

Funneeeeee! Great reflexes!

parentingBYdummies said...

Hope you catch that sucker! Hate bugs too. Thanks for visiting me yesterday for the big SITS party. Hope to so you again soon.

The Redhead Riter said...

I hate bugs! Pull out the machine guns! LOL

Stopping by from SITS to share the blog ♥ !

Have a great Saturday!

Michaela said...

I kill them too, only I've stopped looking for something to kill them with and just squash them with my thumb or the palm of my hand (meaning I then have to clean the mirror). Good luck with them!

MoxieMamaKC said...

Good luck on your neverending summer battle! I wish you super sonic ninja stealth and speed!

One Sassy Girl said...

I'm having battles with a mosquito... or maybe an army of them. I believe it could be a single one as he has a complete diet living with me. My current count from indoor exposure (I'm barely outside lately) is ten in three days - argh!!

For gnats, have you ever tried the funnel in a glass gnat trap? If not, email me and I'll give you the run down :)

hotpieceofsass@gmail.com

Over from SITS!

mommy4life said...

I don't know how they end up in the house both they give me fits too!

Thanks for coming by yesterday for my special SITS day!