Monday, February 28, 2011

OH yes! She Did!

Hubby and I were sitting by the pool soaking up the sun while temps hovered at  80 degrees.

(I know this sentence might be painful to some of you, so sorry)

Hubby said “is the Sears Parts place still open, or did it close”

I answer don’t know, I come in the kitchen get the 10 pound yellow pages that I have not seen since the day it came (why do I need it with WWW) and took it outside to check while sunning.



since I am barefoot, Bob says "be careful, look beside your foot."

I jump straight up out of my chair shrieking, ITS  a wasp! , a very very large wasp, maybe 5 pounds or so (I am scared silly of wasp, so this might be an exaggeration) I stood up and dropped/slammed the phone book squarely on the wasp and Stepped up on the book to MAKE SURE,

as I oh so  carefully pick up the book.hubby is laughing hysterically saying he’s dead, silly. I say “you don’t know that” 
I yell "its gone, the wasp is gone! where is it?"  (bob is laughing out loud watching the show)

I find the wasps dead body (but is it) 2 feet away.

I say alright! I invented a Wasp Nuclear bomb, it blew him 2 feet accross the pool deck. As I was about to drop the Nuclear Book just to make sure, hubby reaches down and PICKS IT UP, with his FINGERS.. He said it's dead you can calm down. (he had to move it so Jake would not EAT it.)

NOTE: I am not wasp friendly due to at age 15 I was forced to disrobe (remove my Sunday dress) in a Sunday School class room when a very unfriendly wasp dropped down the back of my dress as i walked in the church door. Mother took my dress and beat if off, but not before it stung me several times.

22 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

Well..that's an awful experience and one time would be bad enough! I heard they really have a nasty sting. I think about that elderly woman who died recently from all those stings! I guess hubby got a boot out of you! I bet your dogs were watching too-
I'm going to crash..I'll come back in the morning cause I know you must of had one up today (smile)

Snapper II said...

I saw the book bomb you droped on the wasp, but where is the poor wasp. You know, his family and friends are sure to be out looking for the Madsnapper. he he he he

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, I am so with you on this hatred of wasps and feel the SAME way. I swear the wasps know about my dislike because if they see me first, they seem to head my way. Glad you booked this one!

Carole said...

What a frightening experience. I don't like them either but haven't been bit in many years.

DawnTreader said...

Wasps get me hysterical too. I was stung twice when I was four or five years old. Grown-ups told me that if I just sat still they wouldn't harm me. I sat still. They harmed me. Never trusted wasps or grown-ups ever since ;)

George said...

I like your wasp bomb -- I knew the Yellow Pages would be good for something. I understand how you feel about wasps. I received a bad sting many years ago and try to stay as far away from them as I can.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sorry, but I had to laugh at this scene.I guess that may be fair,because you mention sitting and soaking up the sun,while I shiver. I'm still smiling.Hope you have a good wasp free day.
Blessings,Ruth

Chatty Crone said...

No wonder you don't like wasps - I don't either - you had a hell of an experience with them - they are mean son of a guns! They have a temper. Good for you and taking aim. sandie

Stacey Dawn said...

I'm glad you had that 10 pounder bomb to blast away that nasty wasp! And, I'm so sorry about your experience - those things stick in our memories like glue, don't they!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute story, Sandra.... So--you found a good use for that huge Yellow Pages book..... What a wonderful wasp bomb.... Funny story... Again, a video of you would be the best!!!!!!!

That's me sending something down there to STING you --while you bask in the sun as I sit here with tons of storms around... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Another GREAT story!!!!! I enjoyed every second and was sorry when it ended. But I must say I was relieved, and here's why. At any minute, I was afraid I would scroll upon a picture of the dead wasp!!! Not something I especially wanted to see, and I gotta hand it to you, how did you restrain yourself? I have just discovered it is MUCH quicker to look up phone numbers on the computer instead of trying to endlessly root through the phone book. I just Google what I want, and usually the number is right there on the Google list page. NO spending all day trying to find it in a phone book! And now I see that phone book has a much better use, I'd better stock up on them for the summer!! I LOVE your header!!!! I take some like that at night, and the lights do that when you are driving, but I never know which are post-able. You are brave using that for a header, and it came out just beautiful!!! Now I'm sorry I deleted mine and will work harder to get more!

Tipper said...

I think wasp stings hurt more than any other. Of course we call the waspers here : )

photowannabe said...

A nucleur book....delightful imagery. Sandra you have such a way with words.
Love visiting your blog and seeing life from your viewpoint.

Remington said...

Oh no! That was so terrible for you when you were young. Some things we just don't forget.... Glad you got it!

Ann said...

Whoa, a 5 pound wasp. Glad you got him with the killer yellow pages. I'm not a fan of them either. I never had to go through an experience like yours though. That must have been the worst.

From the Kitchen said...

Do not post anything about weather until the midwest gets up to 40 degrees at least!! Nothing about sunning yourself beside the pool barefoot.
Wasp slayings are acceptable however.

Best,
Bonnie

Sunny said...

Years ago I stuck my nose in my Wysteria bush to smell it and a wasp stung me on the nose! So I totally understand your BEEhavior!
As I sat looking out at a mountain of snow while the freezing rain coated everything in sight, the thought of you sitting by your pool in 80° weather makes me extremely depressed! LOL!
☼ Sunny

LC said...

I can just see you launching your nuclear wasp bomb! But the down-the-dress experience was no laughing matter, just painful!

Krista said...

Oh my goodness.... you are a great story teller! I laughed, I gasped, I cried... Two Thumbs Up and I'm glad you were victorious and didn't get stung. :o)

SquirrelQueen said...

This is the reason I can't stand to go barefoot in the summer, those little nasties like to crawl around on the ground. You know I love bees but wasps are just bad. I have had many stings but the last one put me in the emergency room. Never been stung by a bee, just wasp and yellow jackets.

I don't think there is phone book in our house, I have no weapon.

srp said...

I tried to use a yellow pages the other day... the number listed was a wrong number when I called. I ended up back on the computer to find the right number. So... I think all the yellow pages are good for is for killing spiders... I'm more anti-spider than anti-wasp.

Madeline said...

Love the wasp story! You are too funny!!!