So...I was sitting outside peacefully eating my lunch. I should say wolfing down my lunch because I hadn't eaten since last night. (I know this is not a healthy SBD thing to do but I had to get bloodwork done today and I'm required to fast 12 hours before.)
Anyway, so I'm quietly enjoying the salad I made last night (white fish salad on a bed of lettuce--very, very yummy) and am about halfway through when THE BEE
comes to visit. (I'm not afraid of bees, I'm afraid of being stung, you know? I was stung last September on my ring finger and it swelled up so much I thought it was going to explode. It was extremely painful and took a week to subside, and even prevented me from being able to drive the day after it happened). I ignore THE BEE
but it keeps buzzing around me--it even has the audacity to land on my forearm, but it quickly flies away.
Then it comes back, hovers over my salad and gets very close to me. I stand up but then THE BEE
lands on the edge of my container.
Must my salad be sacrificed? Can this salad be saved??
I'm able to place a napkin over the container in the moment that THE BEE
flies away. But he comes back further energized, trying to get under the napkin. I can see he'll succeed, so I grab the lid to shoo him away, which works for just enough time for me to throw the lid on top of the container.
So what does THE BEE
do next? He flies under the lid and the napkin and gloriously destroys my salad. He's now trapped.
Do I let THE BEE
gorge on my salad and then suffocate to death? No, instead I throw the lid off, THE BEE
flies away without so much as a glance back. But my salad and container are forever defiled and I throw the whole thing in the trash.
This is my reward for eating well, planning ahead and taking care of myself???!!!
So, I moved inside to eat my snacks in peace and vent my frustration. Thanks to whoever reads this through to the end!!