Saturday Evening Post

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‘Tis another Saturday come to call. Another week I knew by Wednesday what I wanted to write. Another derailing. Fill your cuppa, but hold tight to it. Clyde has a big, fast swerve planned. He will not be waiting for a lot of silly M3 news, either.

This week was reaping a lot of what is sown. There were days when my inbox was busier than M3. The days I get mired there and not out to visit across the blogosphere really shows on the statistics page. What can I say? This was a week where I was far too ill to be sitting at the screen, and the few times I did, I paid a heavy price.

Many thanks to the search engines for proving Searching… was right on the money. Problem with search traffic, at least for M3, is strangers who come calling do not often leave more than a spam or a hatemail. Good for an audition to be a maroon architect, but not so much when it comes to real comments.

More heartfelt thanks to the M3 Readers for all of your sweet comments on Bear’s post. I was profuse in my gratitude to him for letting you know I was not ignoring you.

Invitations

Being out of commission as much as I have been lately, I have not recruited for the Writer’s Spotlight for next month. It is already the 10th, and I have, let’s see, umm, no one. If you are or know of an author who would like to squirm under my Q-beam sit for an interview, please do step into the inbox. Don’t mind the crazies. They do not bite. Often.

Right turn, Clyde.

I am also looking for anyone who would be willing to do a guest post. No restrictions. Okay, well, that is not entirely true. The rules still apply. No expletives. No politics. No religion. Other than that… sky is the limit. Or I can give you an idea or eight.

Right Turn, Clyde

I want to talk about vermin. There are a lot of vermin in our lives. Mine, included. For example…

Crab. Pubic louse. STD.

This is what I consider all the hatemailers. They make intimate places uncomfortable in that annoying sort of way which do not leave long lasting damage as long as you poison or remove the little monsters sooner than later.

Black Rat.

Typical vulgar rat. While they make terrific pets if you have them on purpose, they are another breed of vermin. I have these as well. They are the people in your life who come only for what they can take from you. They feed on your hospitality, charity, compassion, goodhearted nature and leave behind nothing but unusable (and non-recyclable) trash, urine and droppings for you to clean.

Pigeons.

Pigeons. Long kept for companions and messengers, this breed of dove is another vermin. They come into your life during periods of bounty. They are stupid enough to eat until their gullets are so full their chests split open. When people in your life are pigeons, they expect you to save them from their own stupidity.

Roach. Water beetle. Palmetto bug.

Roaches. Although some cultures like them fried, I prefer them dead. This is the vermin which waits until your back is turned to eat you out of house and home, ruin what they leave behind, bring disease to eat away at your life and occasionally bite you in your sleep. When the dawn breaks, they scurry away hoping you are none the wiser for their participation.

Tick.

Ticks. These blood suckers serve no purpose other than being a food source for nit-picking animals, a small predator group. Meanwhile, they are content to bury their heads into your flesh (soul) and suck until their bodies are huge and engorged with your blood (life force). When you finally remove them, sometimes you find they have left a crippling disease where your soul once was.

Black Widow Spider.

Black widow spider. This vermin climbs into your life, using your position, influence and/or resources to gain better standing. Then, it spins a web in your home, invading your space. When you attempt to eject it, be careful… it bites. That bite can be fatal to your occupation, other relationships and possibly to you. One thing does die for certain… your relationship with it. In some cases, the spider is left with more than you.

Vermin Killers.

For the first time, the advice is not environmentally friendly.

Poison them all. Remove the vermin from your life. All of them. Stop being a victim. Take no prisoners.

Do not fall for the cute and cuddly routine either. Squirrels are rats with furry tails. You have them…they are kin to you. Even family can be a vermin infestation. They need to go as well. If you cannot bring yourself to mousetrap them, put them in an aquarium, where you can see them, but do not have to deal with their messes in all areas of your life.

Vermin are not friends. They are self-serving to the point of being poisonous to you.

Better to be alone than have only vermin for company.

I hope you have had a restful Saturday and have plans to enjoy tomorrow. Until next time,

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Can you identify any of the vermin above in your life? Do you know how to exterminate them? Can you see why being friends with vermin is bad for you psychologically?ย 

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  1. What great analogies Red. I make a habit of stomping on pests and I don’t feed the pigeons anymore. I’ve sealed the top of the aquarium too.

    I might be interested in that guest post, what kinds of ideas do you have?
    MJ Logan recently posted..Friends of Muse Part 1My Profile

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    • Red

       /  June 9, 2012

      I will meet you on SM in a few… Good on you for keeping the pests at bay!

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  2. I guess I’d better try to be less verminesque, then!
    Binky recently posted..Danger Zone SquirrelsMy Profile

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  3. HOPE U ARE DOING BETTER RED XX
    REALLY COOL ANALOGIES IS RIGHT ………
    I HAVE NONE OF THOSE IN MY LIFE …AT THE MOMENT ๐Ÿ™‚ ……….. ๐Ÿ™‚ EXCEPT THE CUTE WOMBIE KIND AND SOME GUINEA PIGS THAT SQUAK ALL NIGHT ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    THOSE ARE JOY PERSONIFIED ๐Ÿ™‚
    IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING FOR YOUR SITE ——- THE GUEST THING – YOU HAVE MY MAIL ….:) LET ME KNOW ……….
    ๐Ÿ™‚ SENDING LOVE AND HUGGGGS XO CAT
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    • Red

       /  June 9, 2012

      I may just rope you in for a gig! Tomorrow’s post will show off one of the non-vermin in my life ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad to see you tonight, sweet Cat {HUGZ} Red. xxx

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  4. This is Noah’s fault. Why did he take two of each of these things ?
    Carl D’Agostino recently posted..Gentleman or snob ? by Carl Dโ€™AgostinoMy Profile

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    • Red

       /  June 9, 2012

      I never figured out why two of the vermin all went along for the boat ride…never.

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  5. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good analogies my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have cleaned out all the vermin I could from my life, but some, like Doug, are forever looking for a way back in… ๐Ÿ™

    Please take care of yourself Anne – you know how I worry about you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and huge hugs!

    Prenin.
    prenin recently posted..Saturday โ€“ A new chapter resolved.My Profile

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  6. Hi Red, that Public Louse as you aptly call it is also know as Pithrus Pubis , itchy little bastards aren’t they , hehe, lol
    Aussie Ian aka Aussie Emu
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    • Red

       /  June 10, 2012

      Oh, my! I will take your word for it, Ian! I can only imagine…ugh.

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  7. What an excellent analogy, Red!
    I’m getting a bit worried about you with you get sick often…Please get well, and stay well.
    http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx12/mrsmra/Greetings%20-%20Get%20Well%20Soon/well.jpg
    Love ya! xo
    Deb recently posted..Colored Pencil Parrot DrawingMy Profile

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    • Red

       /  June 11, 2012

      I adore frogs!! That gave me quite a smile! Thank you, sweets <3 Love you, too! xxx

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  8. Yukk. The analogies are right, the comparisons are apt, verminous types exist everywhere, but here in the corner office, I certainly don’t tolerate or befriend ANY vermin, period. “SQUISH” and “SMACK!” come to mind.
    Raymond Alexander Kukkee recently posted..Alberta Oil Spill: MAGIC CleanupMy Profile

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  9. Red.. How are you doing? I was here last night.. and I didn’t get to leave a comment – not here..but all over trying to catch up.. because my stupid phone kept kicking me out. I am avoiding my inbox for the moment.. its too much. Vermin.. Ah yes.. between my daughter and i we had..well I guess what we didn’t have so much is black widow spiders.. everything else.. yes we had a name for… thankfully they were names from the past..all but. one. and that won;t be long ..

    In my current position I feel like I may be one of these pesky critters..or mistaken for one.. that bothers me. I don;t want to take more than I give.. sigh. Maybe the fact I am cognizant of actions that may be misconstrued..or even non actions.. makes it apparent I am not. Like they say if you think you are going crazy then you aren’t. Except, I think that isn’t really true.

    Stay well my friend. I have been thinking of you. and .. I know that I could call the Red phone ๐Ÿ™‚ .. thank you ..for the lifeline. You have helped me more than you know.

    I would do a guest post.. ?
    <3 Lizzie
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    • Red

       /  June 11, 2012

      I had a sneaking suspicion the last one was one the way to the door. I realize you are avoiding the inbox, but if you are going to post for me you need to answer my email…or just call me, and we can talk about it. <3 And you, my dear, are no vermin. xxx

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      • ๐Ÿ˜• Did I not answer? I guess the time has come to start digging myself out.. sorry.. for what that may be worth. I do skim them when they come in..see who its from etc.. in the past when I had as many unread emails as I do now… I just got a new address. that would be kinda silly now.. sigh.. I tried some of the things you suggested.. rats..
        lizziecracked recently posted..It Wonโ€™t Always be This WayMy Profile

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        • Red

           /  June 11, 2012

          I shall see if I cannot flag one to you tomorrow afternoon…provided I feel well enough to type.

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  10. I’m trying to teach my daughter how to detect and eliminate vermin. So far not having a lot of success, but I still have hope. When. You buddy up with psychopaths, you’re going to get hurt. AND usually have a lot of consequence to pay. Not worth it!!!
    Angela Young recently posted..What do you attract or the Brian Cookie StoryMy Profile

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    • Red

       /  June 11, 2012

      Forward to post to her. Strangers break through where parents are just parents.

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