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Today is not boiling hot, so I can open the windows without fear of dying.
A wasp flew in. I told her to leave, politely. She refused. I said, last warning. She ignored me.
Went to the kitchen to fetch the insect spray. Did the dead.
Now I don't know where her corpse is, to give it a proper burial.

Insects never die where you want them to
Use an electric fly swat and she'll stick to the grille.

Might take some shaking to get her off it, but at least you'll know where she is.
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Old 24.06.2017, 11:34
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Today is not boiling hot, so I can open the windows without fear of dying.
A wasp flew in. I told her to leave, politely. She refused. I said, last warning. She ignored me.
Went to the kitchen to fetch the insect spray. Did the dead.
Now I don't know where her corpse is, to give it a proper burial.

Insects never die where you want them to
One of my best investments over the last few years was a 75 Rappen fly swat.

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Yesterday aboard a cruise ship on Zurich lake when an unforecasted storm blew in, thunder and lightning, horizontal hail and rain.
I had to extinguish my cigar and retire to the bar
We had that storm in Aargau, and from the comfort and safety of indoors looking out, it was impressive indeed.

Unfortunately a load a wasps thought that indoors looked safe, and took refuge. For the next few hours they were buzzing around the ceiling, mildly annoying me.

Wasp spray plus fly swat proved Miss Marple's point. I will no doubt be finding dead wasp bodies tucked in nooks and crannies for some time to come.
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Old 24.06.2017, 12:07
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One of my best investments over the last few years was a 75 Rappen fly swat.



We had that storm in Aargau, and from the comfort and safety of indoors looking out, it was impressive indeed.

Unfortunately a load a wasps thought that indoors looked safe, and took refuge. For the next few hours they were buzzing around the ceiling, mildly annoying me.

Wasp spray plus fly swat proved Miss Marple's point. I will no doubt be finding dead wasp bodies tucked in nooks and crannies for some time to come.
You know, you might be on to something here. Will give it a shot. Well, not literally, that would be a bit over the top...
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Old 24.06.2017, 12:40
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Today is not boiling hot, so I can open the windows without fear of dying.
A wasp flew in. I told her to leave, politely. She refused. I said, last warning. She ignored me.
Went to the kitchen to fetch the insect spray. Did the dead.
Now I don't know where her corpse is, to give it a proper burial.

Insects never die where you want them to
Ha! You're lucky look what happened to me..

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Old 24.06.2017, 13:19
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Today is not boiling hot, so I can open the windows without fear of dying.
A wasp flew in. I told her to leave, politely. She refused. I said, last warning. She ignored me.
Went to the kitchen to fetch the insect spray. Did the dead.
Now I don't know where her corpse is, to give it a proper burial.

Insects never die where you want them to
You must not have worded your invitation properly, I never had problems inviting wasps and bees to leave. It's only the flies who have no sense of direction when politely asked to depart.

And I've been spending far too much time in McDonald's lately.
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Old 24.06.2017, 13:31
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You need stone walls to keep the hot out and the cool in. And possibly a moat. I'd like a moat. With crocodiles. Maybe a dragon.

I'm having a Day.
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Old 24.06.2017, 13:32
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You must not have worded your invitation properly, I never had problems inviting wasps and bees to leave. It's only the flies who have no sense of direction when politely asked to depart.
Bees and wasps: like to obey especially if you speak the local language.
Flies: the ultimate insubordinates, remain unimpressed by any signs of integration.
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Old 24.06.2017, 13:47
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You need stone walls to keep the hot out and the cool in. And possibly a moat. I'd like a moat. With crocodiles. Maybe a dragon.

I'm having a Day.
Me too.

Today I woke up and found two little goblins in their pjs in the living room. It's now lunch time and they are still here.
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Old 24.06.2017, 13:50
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You need stone walls to keep the hot out and the cool in. And possibly a moat. I'd like a moat. With crocodiles. Maybe a dragon.

I'm having a Day.
Do you know what, I'm also having a day (a couple of days).
I couldn't stand the Hobbit when I was force-fed it at school, but excelled at Thomas Hardy etc.

Now, it's starting to sound like a Trump reality from your post - wish I'd have paid more attention during school...
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I lost my remote so had to spend 2 minutes downloading an app to control my TV
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Old 24.06.2017, 18:12
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Un-problem: a friend visited, and arrived bearing ice-cream.
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Old 24.06.2017, 18:24
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I'm writing school reports at home. But there's a fridge full of ginger beer. And a book of Patrick Leigh-Femor's letters. And the children probably need a cuddle. And there are maize chips to eat. I don't even like maize chips, but... And there's a kettle. It'll only take a few minutes to make a brew. And I need to nip upstairs to get some more milk. And...

I'm still going to be writing school reports next Tuesday at this rate...
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Old 24.06.2017, 18:25
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The ice cubes are melting too quickly in my spritzer watering down the strength of the wine.
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Old 24.06.2017, 18:33
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The ice cubes are melting too quickly in my spritzer watering down the strength of the wine.
My daughter showed me the plastic covered cubes she bought to put in the freezer yesterday for her new flat. She doesn't like alcohol, but I'm so glad that she must have gained the potential of such inventions from me.
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My self-propelled lawnmower goes faster than I care to walk
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Old 27.06.2017, 20:46
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Unnecessarily stressful artificial deadlines imposed by someone who does not do the ducking job or indeed understand what doing the job entails ...
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Old 27.06.2017, 20:49
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I accidentally put my bread in the fridge. Cold sandwiches.
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Old 27.06.2017, 20:51
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The paper on my Magdalenas doesn't separate cleanly, so I have to scrape the paper with my teeth like some sort of confectionary crazed Castoridae.
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Ready mixed G and Ts...

Not sure that's a "problem" problem...
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Old 27.06.2017, 21:40
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Every time I take a shower I get wet.
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