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  1.  (7150.1)
    Wasps are evil. I'm not saying this just because they tried to make a nest OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM WINDOW dear GODS AHHHHHHHHH, but that really doesn't help the damned bugs' case. I've never liked bugs. Bugs that attack and hurt me are certainly nowhere near the like list.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
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    There was one on my car the other day, when I was leaving for work. RIGHT NEXT to my door. I tried to open my door, and it started staring me down. I swear. Had to wait til it turned its back.

    It's the only creature that's given me a permanent scar. How do you think I feel about those fuckers?
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
     (7150.3)
    Awww... why is everyone always harshing on the wasps?
    Poor little buzzy things. <3
  2.  (7150.4)
    THEY STAB AND THEY BITE AND THEY POISON!!!
    AHHHHHHHHHH!

    (And yes I really DO scream like a girl around the damn bugs. It's a high pitched 'gonna die now' scream).

    Also one ran off with a chunk of my chikken sammitch once. Ripped a hunk out and flew off with it :P
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
     (7150.5)
    I can handle bees and spiders and ants and worms and snakes and any other creepy crawly there is (at least, if they don't blindside me. Bees and flies are bad about that). Wasps are just spiteful.
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
     (7150.6)
    Ha HA! It had a bite of your sandwich!
    I once had a bunch stealing bits of bbq-ed salmon.
    They were rolling together little balls of fish that they'd scraped off the discarded skin.
    Sometimes a wasp would scoop up so much it would have difficulty flying away with it.
    All wobbly like.
    Cute!
    The trick to picnicking with wasps is to have some snacks for them nicely off to the side away from your own food.

    Umm... but yeah I guess sometime they are a bit hard to deal with.
    I wouldn't exactly like to have a swarm of them descend upon my person.

    So I will admit that they aren't as easy to be friends with as I'd like....
    (But they are pretty cool little monsters - from a safe distance.)
  3.  (7150.7)
    A wasp stole part of your chikkin sammich? that ain't right.

    Here is a comic book story that scared me as a kid: The Werewolf Wasp
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    The reason wasps are so badass/evil is because - unlike bees - they don't die once they've stung!

    They're mean machines that keep on killin'.

    ETA: @ rootfireember, that review of Monday's Poetry & Film should be up there in the blog section tonight. You asked, I delivered.
    • CommentAuthorAnopheles
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
     (7150.9)
    Yay! Go tiny Vespidae sisters.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2009
     (7150.10)
    I gotta go with Roo on this one...I recall walking in sandals and suddenly feeling an odd sort of pain in my foot that just got worse extremely quickly. I look down to see a bee on my foot. Problem was, the be was being stung by a massive fucking wasp. Possibly to the point that the wasp sting went through the bee into my foot. Seriously, a steel-capped boot to the balls would have hurt less...
  5.  (7150.11)
    I am scared of wasps like nothing on earth. My Room 101 is full of them. I have had recurring nightmares about wasps since the age of three, including one where I'm being chased through an idyllic English countryside by a wasp the size of a dog. The dream ends when I trip up and feel the sting go into my back. We had a nest outside our back door this year, my daughter got stung and I had to destroy it, which I didn't particularly like doing as I've got a grudging respect for them and I think they're fascinating, but bloody hell do they wig me out...