The other week I was doing some reading and having a cup of take-away coffee from a local café. I decided to enjoy the cup of Joe just outside my office on the veranda. It was a pleasant day with the sun shining, birds singing, and white fluffy clouds floating by. (my attempt to rub it in to the northern hemisphere readers…it’s summer here) I set my take away cappuccino cup down on the cement next to my chair. As I finished the drink I did what I normally do, took the lid off the cup and began licking the froth that had settled on the inside of the cup. (I normally do this in seclusion, not in public) All of a sudden I felt a sharp sting on my tongue as if I had cut it. Investigating further, I took my tongue and began rubbing it over my teeth trying to determine exactly where the pain was coming from. The spot was right in the middle of my tongue. Resigned to the fact that I had probably sliced it on the seam of the cup I went back to my reading. A few moments later I continued my investigation by sticking out my tongue and touching the spot and discovering a tiny lump. As I continued to examine the lump the sting grew in intensity. It was then I looked down where my cup had been setting and knew immediately what the cause of my pain was. ANTS! Yep, an ant had climbed into the cup and was now holding on to my tongue for dear life! I quickly performed an ant-ectomy.
Here are some of my observations:
1. Don’t put my coffee on the veranda floor.
2. Use a spoon to get the remaining froth from the cup.
3. Discovered the ancient secret of ant’s hyper activity…caffeine!
Have a great one,