Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dead Ant, Dead Ant

I have a love-hate relationship with throwing things away. When it comes to "stuff", like knickknacks and things I thought I might use someday, I can't wait to dispose of them. Things like bananas, on the other hand, they are far beyond the banana bread stage and working themselves right up to science experiment before I am willing to part with them. This is similar with my cough drops.

I am a fan of Ricola cough drops. Not because they work, but because they taste good. While it takes about 20 Ricolas to do the work of one Halls, I would take the lemony, herby, non-numbing goodness of a Ricola any day.

Several years ago while I was living in an ostrich egg incubating shed that had been converted into a living quarters, my Ricolas were invaded by marauding sugar ants. Apparently I have not had a cough in several years because when I developed one of late, I turned to these previously ant-infested cough drops. Like I said, I cannot throw things away. And what harm is a sugar ant, really?

So I open each cough drop, testing it for how badly it has been eaten. If it's not so bad, and only has one ant or two on it, I brush it off and enjoy it's lemony, herby goodness. I rest in the solace of knowing that once I get through this ant filled bag of drops, new, insect-free drops are on the horizon.

4 comments:

  1. I love how the "ostrich egg incubating shed" is just casually thrown in there!

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    1. well, you know . . . that's what it was :)

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  2. haha you crack me up Amanda, and thats gross! freakin buy yourself some new cough drops lol

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    1. I did. After the ant infested ones were eaten! :)

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