I feel bad today. Yesterday I was complaining about my tiny, white, fuzzy bugs and then I saw some Facebook posts and realized the Fish
Flies had hatched in Dubuque. For those of you that have never experienced Fish Flies, they are the stuff that bad dreams are made of. These bugs are also called Mayflies or Fish Bugs.
These insects live only 24 hours and during that time they mate
and lay eggs. They are attracted to light and at night swarms will completely cover the windows of gas stations. These insects stink horribly – they smell like dead fish and if you get one inside your car it will smell the same. Swarms of these bugs also cover the roads and cause accidents because they are slippery to drive on. When I lived in La Crosse Wisconsin, I remember the city getting out the snow plows and cleaning the roads of these nasty creatures. They left huge piles of the bugs by the roadside.
So I’m sorry I complained about my snow white, beautiful, angelic
looking bugs when you Dubuquer’s are dealing with bugs from hell.
I have an area in my backyard where I’m trying to grow grass and can’t but I seem to have plenty of grass growing in my garden, what’s up with that? And there’s another thing I noticed. You know those pre-potted vegetables in those biodegradable containers? Did you know that you’re supposed to remove the plastic rings from the top of the pots before
planting? I didn’t, so now I have plastic rings mixed in with the weeds in my garden. What a mess. Why does gardening have to be so hard?
There’s a story in the news that has me perplexed. An 11-year old
girl and a friend were at a McDonalds and they befriended a 3-year old little girl and then proceeded to cut several inches off of her hair with a scissors. For bad behavior a judge sentenced the girl to serve 30 days detention and 276 hours of community service but he agreed to reduce the sentence to 126 hours of community service if the mom agreed to cut off the child’s ponytail. The mom did this in the court room but now is filing suit against the judge because she felt intimidated.
There are many things in this story that have me shaking my head.
First and foremost where in the hell were the parents when all of this was going on? If you are the mother of a three year old shouldn’t she have her butt in a booth eating her McNuggets? Why would you let the child roam around and hang out with strangers? And for the older kids, why did they have a scissors in a McDonald’s in the first place, are they now putting them in Happy Meals? I don’t get this.
Ronald McDonald must be really disappointed with this whole situation. I can’t wait to see how the mother does with her case. For being stupid she should be sentenced to 276 hours of working at a McDonald’s Play
Land. Maybe then she would learn what it’s like to actually watch children.
Stupid is as stupid does - Forest Gump