Thursday, May 25, 2006

ANTZZZZZ

Huh?

Ants have invaded my office. It all began with one or two ant spottings, one crossing behind the keyboard, and then one on the light. (Yes, the light, go figure). Today, as I was typing, they were congregating behind my back. I turned around and, (insert PSYCHO muisc here), there they were, a big black stream across the window sill, down the wall, and all over the chair. The Horror!

I've been battling them all day, their bodies are strewn over the window sill, and yet, they keep coming to the battlefield.

I want to know why. But even more so, I want to know why, if ants are so smart, and if they communicate with each other so well, why do they not communicate that the window sill and wall of my office is a death trap, strewn with their comrades that came before them? Why do they not retreat in terror? Why do they still keep coming, to their fateful demise? Why?

10 comments:

Blog Bloke said...

"Why do they still keep coming, to their fateful demise?"

Just because they can I suppose. You ask why? They say... why not?

KC said...

bloke,
I suppose you are right, as in all my life's experience, I can find no other reason, other than "why not," and the possibility of something yummy, somewhere.

Lindsay said...

They're like lemmings, they all follow to their death. They march along (humming the ants go marching one by one...) and they go, "oh my, look at all these dead ants!" (to the tune of "dead ant, dead ant!"), hmmm, and they just keep marching. Dumb ANTS!

Blog Bloke said...

Antz in my coffee, antz in my coffee, antz in my coffee...

Sorry, but I'm suffering from the silly buggers today.

Cheers!

kat said...

It must be ANT SEASON again! Arrrggghhhh!

Anonymous said...

here's an old family recipe for stubborn ants: spray black flag everywhere!

kat said...

Black Flag? Uuuuggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!

Cyclothymic Cister said...

Hi Kat. I stumbled upon your blog site as I was serfing and saw this post on ants. We had an ant problem in our office lately, too. You might find humor in the post I entered about them.

http://cyclothymiccister.blogspot.com/2006/05/ants-at-work-worker-ants.html

KC said...

Thanks, cyclo (funny name, by the way). I'll take a look!

Anonymous said...

Boric Acid does the trick. You can get sticks of boric acid chalk from China at the swap meet or the dollar store. Draw a line anywhere and they will not cross, in fact once they detect it they evacuate the area.