Friday, 2 May 2014

Fly On The Wall

I could go on for days about the things I find annoying.

  • when chip bags are 70% air and 30% chips. 
  • when animals try and cross the road in front of you but they just end up turning around halfway across and going back again. 
  • Home Depot, you know a little bit of your childhood dies when you enter Home Depot.
  • When my dad yells at the TV while he's watching Hockey. They can't hear you, Dad.
 But the thing the bugs me beyond belief. Is when your common housefly REALLY decides that it's going to live up to it's name. I'm about to fall asleep, thinking about all the things that annoyed me that day. When I start to hear the faint tick tick tick of an idiotic fly.  The insect that strongly believes that if it slams it's self against a wall hard enough it can go through it.
"Just get up and kill it, whats the big deal." Well, I'm not one to enjoy bug guts dangling from my ceiling. So I will spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to get my new roommate out of my room. Turing lights on and off to try and get it attracted to the light in the hallway. While trying to swoosh it away with a t-shirt. But, if I turn the light off in my room, of course, I can't see where the bloody fly went. So eventually I just start throwing articles of clothing around the room and hoping for the best.
 Forty-five minutes later, after throwing my whole wardrobe around the room.  My eyes adjust as I watch the fly realizes it's not welcome and walk slowly over the trimming and into the hallway. I watch in amazement as I quickly close the door behind the fly. My job is done. The fly and I are now neighbors instead of roommates.

I crawl back into bed, about to fall asleep, When I hear the faint click of the fly trying to become one with the back of my door.


  1. Can I ask why a little bit of your childhood dies when you enter Home Depot? o.O I spent a lot of time there as a kid, messing up displays, playing in the light area, or best of all, playing hide and seek with my brother, but I wouldn't say it killed my childhood.

    1. When I went to Home Depot with my parents as a kid, me and my sister were told not to touch ANYTHING in case we broke it or hurt ourselves. So we just have to follow them and listen to them talking about building and staining a deck and talk about projects that would never end up happening. I wish me and my sister played hide and seek, that probably would have made things a little more tolerable.

  2. What about the other 10% in the chip bag?

    I have to agree with the common house fly. Those things are crazy and annoying.

  3. One night I was trying to fall asleep, but a fly got caught in a spider web under my bed. I listened to it squirm for a while, then the spider came by and started to wrap it up. It made such an annoying buzz I had to go downstairs and sleep on the couch!

  4. Yelling at the tv while a hockey game is on is daily thing in my house, 100% agree with you that it's SO annoying. After every play and period my dad will yell and scream at the tv like the players could hear him, even if they could why would they listen to him he knows nothing about the sport. Now that it's time for the playoffs its gotten worse to, maybe one day dads will realize if they want to yell at hockey players so badly they should become a coach.

  5. Flies are extremely annoying. Especially when I'm using the computer and they just fly on the monitor.

  6. Girl your lucky that was a house fly, ever dealt with black flies?They bite, and it HURTS!!! I had two sneak into my room at the cottage last summer, spent 4 hours trying to get rid of them. Got bit 5 times!!, still have 2 scars :( I'll have to save one in jar for you this summer to become besties with. ;) hehe.