House Fly Loose In Tarrant County

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Posted April 19, 2012 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

A common house fly was inside my truck cab this morning in Parker County.  I named her Bobbie Sue for some reason. We got along okay for awhile but then she started flying around my head and, well, bugging me.

I rolled down my window, grabbed an envelope from the dashboard, and started swatting at her while traveling 65 mph. She flew out the window near I-30 and Bryant Irvin Drive.

There is no law against smuggling flies across county lines, but I feel bad nonetheless. A fly only lives a couple of months, but can lay up to 1,000 eggs (and Bobbie Sue seemed particularly frisky). Those thousand kids then have thousands of their own and before long it’s Octomom meets the Duggar Family.

I apologize to my beloved Tarrant County for contributing to this infestation.

I WAS UNABLE TO GET A PHOTO OF BOBBIE SUE, BUT SHE LOOKED A LOT LIKE THIS FLY, EXCEPT BOBBIE SUE WAS THINNER AND WORE HER ANTENNAE A LITTLE LONGER. AND SHE WASNT HIKING THROUGH THE ICE.

I WAS UNABLE TO GET A PHOTO OF BOBBIE SUE, BUT SHE LOOKED A LOT LIKE THIS FLY, EXCEPT BOBBIE SUE WAS THINNER AND WORE HER ANTENNAE A LITTLE LONGER. AND SHE WASN'T HIKING ON ICE.


10 Comments


  1.  
    Jim Cleveland

    Wow.




  2.  

    I got her! She was on my kitchen screen.




  3.  
    Jericho

    Slow news day? This is embarrassing.




  4.  
    David

    Her daddy Robert and her mama Ruth
    They had a daughter name of Bobbie Sue
    And now she’s eighteen and she knows the truth
    Nobody’s gonna tell her what to do

    Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Bobbie Sue




  5.  
    jeff.prince

    Don’t be embarrassed, Jericho. I’m the one who wrote it.




  6.  

    I had an awesome grilled cheese sandwich for lunch today. I also had some carrot sticks and bbq chips. Washed it down with an iced cold Dr. Pepper.

    There. I just wrote a blurb as valuable and worthy of print as Prince did.




  7.  
    Friendly Flies United

    Jeff, we “friendly flies” hope you could help publicize our cause too!




  8.  
    jeff.prince

    All hail the “friendly flies!” What are the friendly flies again?




  9.  
    SueElle

    Lets hope the friendly flies aren’t united!




  10.  
    jeff.prince

    @bifula — To compare Bobbie Sue, a living, breathing, beautifully organic winged angel, to a grilled cheese sandwich is ludicrous, short-sighted, and, quite frankly, insulting to flies everywhere. How do you sleep at night?





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