Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Flies That Bind

Have you ever set up a fly trap? Usually it consists of a plastic paper or pole covered in special glue. Put it around the highest fly-traffic area, and WHAM! Few of them will get caught in a matter of seconds.

The strange thing is: more flies keep getting caught in the same trap. It's as if none of them realizes that this sticky thing is a trap. Don't they communicate to each other?

Or maybe flies are just like humans. One gets caught and thinks, "Uh oh."

Then a neighborhood boy flies over and asks, "Whatcha doin', man?"

His pride kicks in. "Nuthin'. Just hangin' around."

"You look stiff."

"Nah, I'm just overwhelmed with excitement. This stuff is good."

"That thing on your legs? It looks sticky."

"You just don't know what you're missing."

"Really? Lemme try--WHAT THE HELL! I'm stuck!"

"Y'know what? Brain is what you're missing."

"I'll get you for this!"

"Ooooh, I'm scared. Just come over here and try."

"Why you--"

"Hey, what are you guys up to?" says another fly, buzzing over.

"Nuthin'!" reply the two flies in unison. "Just hangin' around..."


Tjhzee said...

Dude! I stumbled upon your blog one day, and I must admit it that I love it! You never fail to make me laugh! EXCELLENT!!! Keep it coming...

the fool said...

Thanks for the appreciation, tjhzee. Although the fact that the praises come from a guy who wears a Ku Klux Klan's mask was a bit unnerving.

ryosaeba said...

dude, so did you just got promoted, now you have a more flexible internet access, or you just quit your day job and start being online like mad?

the fool said...

Neither, [un]fortunately, du'. I just got some free time because January is--traditionally--the project-hunting season. Hellish time for marketers, but not for copywriters (save for editing proposals).