The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 June 2004

At least marginally buzzworthy

Courtesy of Robb Hibbard, a list of things wasps don't like:

  • hedge clippers

  • guys who wear shoes without socks

  • guys who utter expletives at their hedge clippers while performing yard work

  • guys whose canon of expletives contains insect-specific entries

  • guys who scream the insect-specific entries from their respective canons of expletives while running very, very fast

I think I can qualify on at least some of these.

Posted at 3:12 PM to Dyssynergy


My magnolia bush has a wasp nest in it. Everytime I go to trim it up I forget the li'l bastards are in there.

You haven't lived till you watch me running from that bush to the front door.

Posted by: Vickie at 5:28 PM on 29 June 2004

A friend hinted that the miserable sons of buzzes are repelled by some of our ersatz-medicinal smells, so I treated my shed to one of those El Cheapo toilet bowl cleaners on a wire. It hasn't dispersed all of them, but it's kept their numbers down below a zillion, and the price is insignificant.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:45 PM on 29 June 2004

But but but.. You *can't* wear Sperry Top-Siders with socks.. They just don't feel as comfy that way..

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 5:52 PM on 29 June 2004

I heard once, long ago, that the way to get rid of wasps is move a Catholic family into the neighborhood.

(Disclaimer: I was raised a Catholic.)

Posted by: McGehee at 6:36 PM on 29 June 2004

Are you as plagued by these nasty insects as I am? I think every wasp species known to man lives right here in my backyard. We have an investment in "Real Kill." I also discovered that they do not like window cleaner - don't ask.

Posted by: Babs at 9:47 PM on 29 June 2004

I had always heard WASPs don't like Catholics, Jews, blacks, and Mexicans. I mean just look at Kerry's election committee.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip at 6:49 AM on 1 July 2004