Thursday, 25 July 2013

More on wasps

I was going to write about how it is that reducing the number of pumps from twelve to six has increased the efficiency of my local petrol station, but this is much more interesting.


Why is this wasp so hooked on this chair?  He's been regularly coming back to it for two days now.  Okay, there's a smear of something that could be vaguely sugary, but even so.  And why hasn't he brought his mates along?   They only live next door, I'm told by my neighbour.

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  1. I think we're all more interested in hearing about Bee Tim.

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  2. ...although I'd be very interested in the pump thing as people's behaviour at petrol stations is a particular study of mine.

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  3. have you tried licking the chair to see if you can tell the attraction? And the wasp may be from another nest, not the next door one.

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  4. Rog - I'm sure B will bee more than happy to be called 'Bee' here forthwith: I'll confirm with her tomorrow when I visit the Hive. I'm working on the petrol pump thingie, have done the graphics, but won't post till Sunday probably. Queuing Theory is a complex subject.

    Z, does 'licking the chair' qualify as Euphemism of the Year? Probably not.

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  5. How do you know it is not a succession of different wasps who, having sampled the chair once, have decided not to return?

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  6. Sir B - he/she's my best mate! Are you suggesting I can't recognise my best mate?

    BW - you can tell?? I'm impressed. To sex a wasp, you have to count the segments on the antennae or something - I can't even see the antennae.

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  7. Heck, just realised I've said I don't know the sex of my best mate. Interesting, I suppose. Academic though, cos next door got the wasp killers in and he/she/they are no more. (The wasps, not the neighbour.)

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