Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The fly

It happens every afternoon.

I'm sitting quietly at my desk at work, blissfully listening to NPR, being happily productive. I'm really, deeply involved in my tasks. So involved that the smallest interruption completely shatters my concentration.

It's moments like that when he arrives.

He comes like clockwork, every afternoon around 3:30, and starts swarming around my workspace with the loudest buzzing sound you've ever heard. And he doesn't stop for about twenty minutes. I shoo him away, again and again. And then he leaves--for five minutes. Then he returns.

I have attempted to kill this sucker many times, but he just won't die.

And this has been going on for about two years now.

Now kittens, I realize that flies have the life span of a gnat, but seriously, I think this has been the same fly. Either that or the original one passed on his DNA to his offspring. After all, how else would a family of flies behave the same way?

I have told this story to several people, who have all looked at me funny. They're amazed at how much a fly can bother me. But when I'm working, I'm working. I loathe any and all interruptions, including bathroom breaks. I'm pretty focused when I have a task that engulfs me.

And here's the worst part...I really think this fly lives to annoy me. Just me and me alone. How else would he only come to my room, at the same time every day, for two years?!?!

At least he hasn't followed me home.



Anonymous said...

Lol! I have a pesky one at my work too and I always think "There are 5000 sq feet in this house and you are choosing to buzz around me!"

septembermom said...

I have been terrorized by a pesky fly once in a while too! It can drive you bonkers :) I think that would've have been a good Carol Burnett skit for Eunice and Mama!

Anonymous said...

It would be better if it was at home because the cats could catch it for you!

Marie said...

It can't possibly be the same fly. Don't they only live like a month or something? I hope it and its descendants stop bothering you though!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I have this fly that seems lost. Perhaps he's looking for you?

septembermom said...

Just wanted to let you know that I posted a Carol Burnett video clip today!

RunninL8 said...

It's a poltergeist. Get it excised by a reputable priest. Oh, lovely. My cat is puking. Later.

Jenners said...

Look closely at him next time ... does he look like Jeff Goldblum?

drollgirl said...

bhahahah!!! I LOSE MY MIND AT FLIES! and gnats. we have had a few gnats at work lately and they make me want to scream!

this fly is your white whale on a smaller scale ha ha haha. or maybe that is not the right analogy. my mind is so tired. please forgive.