Here's a typical lunch scene from the last two weeks: Dr. Girlfriend walks in with a great big beautiful plate of "arroz con bistek" (fried rice with strips of sirloin) and all the delicious Latin trimmings like fried plantain and yucca. Basically rib sticking deliciousness. I thank her profusely for her kindness while I fire up a freshly downloaded TV show or movie. She sets the plate on the table behind me and I take a moment to visually savor every single step she takes back into the house (my office is outside). In the short time that elapsed between her beginning the walk, and the abrupt cutoff of the angel chorus and white beam of light from the sky that was shining on her rear end when she closed the door, my plate of food is crawling with these teeny tiny little black fuckfaced ants.
there are so many of them that you would think that she had set the plate down in the middle of the freaking nest of them, but she didn't. There wasn't a single ant on that table 2 min. prior. It took only 2 min. for my food, utensils, and glass of fruit juice to be completely covered by these teeny tiny little ants. I don't know what kind they are, but they are about the size of a grain of beach sand and apparently 1 billion of them live in my house and office. And yet, as many as they are, you never see them anywhere until you place some kind of food on a surface that they can get to. And it doesn't matter what it is, the little fuckers will literally eat anything.
I have small children in my house, so I'm reluctant to go on a good old American style killing spree with a can of bug spray. In the environmental laws down here are such that what passes for exterminators are little more than herbal advisors. Very few insecticide chemicals are available without a hugely expensive permit, if even available at all. Being the tree hugger at heart that I am, I guess part of me sees the value in this. Except of course during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night munchy time. I literally have to hold whatever plate I am eating out of in my lap, and keep whatever beverage I'm drinking placed in a random location on my desk every few minutes.
Geoff needs to get his ass back here...