Friday, April 10, 2009

Shock and Awful

The flies around here get really bad in the summer, and in anticipation of that, our boss picked up an electric fly swatter. It looks like a small tennis racquet with little metal rods running across it horizontally. It's powered by only two AA batteries, but it packs quite a whallop. It's also turned everyone in the shop into eight-year-old boys, sneaking up and shocking each other on the ear. It sure does a number on insects, though. If you put a dead one on the rods and hold the button down, they'll start smoking and sometimes even catch on fire. Yep, eight-year-olds, I tell you.


Cindy said...

I first saw those in Thailand. There are a lot of mosquitos in the spring and the popping sound reminded me of a fire.

Mike C said...

Instead of the ear, go for the elbow... :)