About a year ago, I took a short break from deep thoughts and posted a short recommendation on how to rid your home of the scourge of fruit flies. For a short spin on homespun remedies (with a touch of evil fun), it did okay on the stats pages. It apparently also served to attract another ubiquitous pest.
A few published posts later, I found I had a blogging spam folder, and it was filled with hundreds of messages. Apparently spam is quite fruitful and multiplies like uh, flies. Of course, I had to go through them to double-check that a real message wasn’t lost. Hey, I love my readers! However, by the time I was done, I was ready to eat fruit flies on toast; pretty much anything tastes better on toast, except Vegemite, and maybe tofu.
As I perused and deleted, I noticed most of them were attached to only a few posts: any of the linked blogging awards I’d received from fellow writers; my story called, “Our Home and Native Braves”, which I figured was more vulnerable because it was also published on the Readers Digest website; and that fruit fly message.
Because the point of that post was a mundane chore, it made the comments about it seem even more insane absurd, which actually, made getting through that overwhelming task much easier. I could have worked at it with bottles a glass of wine, but that likely would have drawn out the experience and have me thinking about fruit fly appetizers more seriously. So instead, I spent the rest of the time imagining the comments were real and sent by genuinely impressed fans.
In that vein, (employ imaginations now), I share with you some of the excited messages of joy for learning about how to get rid of fruit flies:
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Now that I know I have contributed so deeply and meaningfully to society, my work here is done. At least until after I finish celebrating this auspicious new year in my life on this day.
‘Til next week or so, you have wonderful days too, friends.