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Two flies

By santeewelding ·
Older ones, I think, since they are larger and they alight for longer, compared to younger, which are smaller, more frenetic, and unpredictably harder to hit.

The two are where the action is -- me -- ignoring the other end of the office, where no one is. They buzz me, God only knows why, at my end.

They cause me no end of distraction. I've slapped and missed, now, several times with a 3X5 pad. This has taken me completely away from the sublimities of TR.

(HAH! Got one!)

Makes me think of the old ways. Does anyone sell the old-fashioned wire flyswatter anymore? Or, those sticky tape thingies you would hang from the ceiling? Last time I looked, they didn't.

Maybe if I publicize this, and the remaining fly is wired, glued as it is at the moment to the monitor, it will take a hint.

I can't believe I am the only one in the world harassed so.

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Two flies

you should make yourself a belt.

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You know too much.

by santeewelding In reply to Perhaps
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by seanferd In reply to Perhaps

find 5, no, 6 more flies.

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I haven't seen the flypaper rolls

by seanferd In reply to Two flies

in a long time. But a variety of flyswatters, I have seen.

Perhaps CA is perceived as "too cool for flyswatters" by retailers, fiddling about with their demographic research.

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sell flyswatters or glue strips?

by Jaqui In reply to Two flies

The electric bug zappers are the modern style fly swatters.

the glue strips, the pack of 4 rolls, I can find them in Chinatown shops still.

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I see lots of Fly swatters,

by .Martin. In reply to Two flies

especially in the shape of Australia.

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may sound really silly

by PurpleSkys In reply to Two flies

but try local fish and tackle shops, i've seen both fly swatters and sticky strips there before. Up here we can normally get them at corner stores or dollar store, just not so much the big box stores; not sure why. In a pinch though, I've rolled up a newspaper

edit for spelling...lack of coffee

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Rolled up newspaper is great...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to may sound really silly

Was going to post that.
I hit them in mid-air, less mess, more sport.
Just have to remember to pick up the "carcasses" as they're just unconscious, usually.

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Funny you mention that

by santeewelding In reply to Rolled up newspaper is gr ...

I do the same. Just enough to stun them. Not enough to smear them. Then, you have to be quick to deliver the coup de grace as they stumble and struggle -- again, not enough to smear.

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If it's a buzzer...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Funny you mention that

One can do it eyes closed, and have a Jedi moment... caution, not recommended near crystal chandeliers.

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