Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Seven reasons not to step on a "RED ANT" / "FIRE ANT" hill

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington (1732 - 1802)

1. you scream , yell and scare the neighbors
2. drop or throw anything in your hands
3. you run around like you are crazy and those neighbors you scare are calling the lune bin 911
4. you can't find anything to put on it so you go buy every darn chemical you can think of to quell the itch/burn
5. you drive so fast to the store a cop stops you or you have an accident
6. you scratch, scratch till your skin is bleeding
7. you don't stop itching for many days, cause you can't keep your hands off it

did I say only seven
8. you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep for itching/scratching
9. you take a nap- from taking all the benedryl to calm it down
10. you become very cranky
11. "thou shall not kill"? you go to every ant hill on you property and put ant kill down

I think I could go on and on, but I am sure you get the idea.

NEVER NEVER NEVER step on a "RED ANT"HILL! OO and remember what Martha said!


Ornery's Wife said...

Oh, I am so sorry! Now that you have killed every ant in a five state radius, I do have a remedy! Arbonne makes a clay mask that will pull the poison out and help to soothe your skin. You might need to apply three or four times, but my husband swears by it for mosquito bites and any other skin malady he has. He's even put it on athletes foot, although I don't think it helped that much...

Virginia Gal said...

oh red ants in Florida - oh my goodness, I hope you feel better soon!

Molly Malone said...

note to self: never step on a fire ant.

... wasn't there a short story about a guy who gets eaten alive by ants? i seem to remember reading it in high school english or something. leinegen and the ants, or some such?

DrillerAA said...

Yeah, I remember those critters when we lived in Dallas. Ran over a hill with the lawnmower...once!!!

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mommanator said...

thanks for the ideas and concerns re: my anteating me senario! still itching & scratching! EEK it must stop! I have been taking benedryl and it does help, but I also must sleep when I take so I have had a 'restful week"!

Craver Vii said...

Ouch! I'll try to avoid them for sure!!!