The end of wisdom
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!

-- Proverbs 6:6

Well that's all fine and good. In the face of a recent invasion of ants in my kitchen, I've been considering them a lot. And I'm trying to be wise (at least, wise to the ways of the ants). I've studied -- and restudied -- their penchant for empire building.

But I guess I forgot to ask why they hate me . . .

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posted by Eric on 03.28.06 at 06:10 PM


My kitchen was once invaded by ants, but they were fatally attracted to the smell of the refrigerant in the freezer or something like that, so they found a tiny crack in the lining of the freezer door, and crawled one by one into the freezer, and freeze-dried themselves in there, and died, every last one of them! I came home from a vacation and found a freezer full of dead ants. Ugh.

I noticed your post because of the proverb about the ants - I'm working my way through all the proverbs I can find in Latin about animals in general. All the ant proverbs I have found so far are here:

You might enjoy them.

Good luck in your battles! And, as the proverb warns, don't spit on those ants or you'll get bit! :-)

laura gibbs   ·  March 28, 2006 7:03 PM

cool effects!

Harkonnendog   ·  March 28, 2006 9:44 PM

Die, ants, DIE DIE DIE!

I hate ants.

Though now my kitchen is very, very clean.

B. Durbin   ·  March 28, 2006 11:13 PM

What did the Pink Panther say when he stepped on an ant?

"Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant..."


Nobody in particular   ·  April 7, 2006 7:03 PM

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