The Fly 9/23

Tonight, I achieved something glorious.

There are two types of flies. The average fly is annoying, but easily ignored. Then there is the fat, hairy, disgusting fly. The one that buzzes around so loudly you can hear it in the next room. It is almost impossible to kill.fly swatter

One would think it would be easier to smush; they are bigger targets. In truth these flies barely ever land, buzzing louder and louder around the room for hours on end. This entire day one particularly nasty fly has occupied my ger. I tried swatting it with notebooks and papers, even once using my Nalgene. I really don’t consider myself a bloodthirsty killer. After all, I’m in the PEACE Corps. But even the most nature-loving, tree-hugging volunteer has known how it feels to be consumed by the bloodthirsty urge to kill upon hearing “the buzz” for hours on end. And tonight, a mere thirty seconds ago I, Ariel Klein, made Peace Corps Volunteers around Mongolia proud. I killed that fly. And I killed it good.

So yes, I may have had a great English club tonight. And I may have finally participated in a Mongolian conversation with the Biology teachers. But none of those little successes compare to my triumphant murder of that nasty bugger.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Fly 9/23

  1. Ahahaha this reminds me of how your dad has to kill any insect the flies around the house and will stalk it through all the rooms! I miss the kleins (mostly you)

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s