Insects are generally a maligned group, as such family members as the housefly, the cockroach, and the mosquito are always making nuisances of themselves. The term "pest" is often heard when mentioning insects, as is "pesky." But, those words do not apply to the subject of my review: the purely malicious and evil wasp.

Let it be known that I have a distinct fear of most stinging insects, dating back to a time when I was five years old and I stepped on a hapless honeybee that was harvesting pollen from some clover in a neighbor's yard. The mean old bee took it upon himself to sting me right in between my five-year-old toes, and I ran home, crying all the way.

But wasps? Nay, it is not fear – it is outright phobia. No sooner do I see a wasp circling in the air than my chest tightens, sweat breaks out on my brow, and I run like a spooked deer. Either that, or I completely freeze up, but usually I resort to the flight of terror. I don't have any first-hand experience with a sting from a wasp, due to this phobia. But, I know people that have, and they all concur that getting stung by a wasp plainly SUCKS!

And what have wasps ever done for us? NOTHING. They just build their little honeycomb nests in inconvenient places and fly around scaring the bejeezus out of wussies like me. They only thing they do is provide jobs for the people that make that spray that shoots 600 feet to burn their evil wasp bodies to a crisp in a millisecond. (This spray, by the way, may be the greatest invention in recorded human history.)

In all, I'd have to say that wasps are just totally useless, and I wouldn't miss 'em a bit if we just woke up one day and they were all gone.

the finger

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Review by ICE