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Have you seen me?

April 25, 2009

mite_75

Why yes, yes I have. Just last week I saw you and your friends invade my bedroom in the middle of the night. You are a bird mite, if I am not mistaken.

We’ve had a long week. After complaining to our landlord for several weeks about the myna birds roosting above our bedroom window, he finally had his wife take action. Or rather, he had his wife have me take action, asking me to spray out the inside of the nest with poison to kill all the bird mites and drive out the remaining nestlings. Well the spray drove out the last of the baby birds, and it also drove out the mites. I awoke to discover them migrating across my body in the middle of the night, an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone. To make a long story short, we evacuated the room, then the house, had the entire place tented and fumigated, our bodies inspected by medical professionals, and spent half the week in a hotel.

Moral of the story? In the natural kingdom, you don’t make friends with the wildlife. It’s either you or them.

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