Friday, October 03, 2008

Several tight slaps!!



If there is one thing in this world that I hate, no wait, loathe wouldn’t be too strong a word would it? It has to be mosquitoes. I cannot bear the sight of those damn things. They have no respect for your privacy; they poke their blood sucking apparatus on any part of the body that is mildly exposed to air.

I cannot imagine a single reason for their existence. They are not a significant part of the food chain. Maybe 1% of them would end up as food for other insects and birds. They don’t help pollinate plants or hold a secret cure for cancer. They are worthless creatures who don’t have any purpose in this world. Maybe you can use them to encourage Rakhi Sawant to wear clothes again.

They buzz in your ears after you have turned off the lights and are about to save Priyanka Chopra from Shakti Kapoor and his goons (ooh.. that one still gives me goosebumps J). They hover around your head like millions of tiny vicious spacecrafts. They make you look stupid in front of gorgeous women as you try hard to get the one irritating you and slap yourself instead.

They kill poor innocent people who have caused them no harm. Malaria is the single biggest killer in the world. It has killed more people than wars.

The only way to stop this menace is to create awareness. People should know that the way they wash their car or utensils on the street can lead to a puddle, which can act as a playschool for the larvae of these tiny little rascals. A drive on the scale of the polio eradication drive by the health ministry would be an awesome start. Clean streets and closed sewers would be welcome.

Ah I still remember how we used to run around the fogger guy, who used to roam around the neighborhood fogging open drains. We never had any idea how important his work was. I miss that sight on the streets nowadays. There is no one to take care of this nuisance.

God I wish I could see the day when my grandchildren would be visiting a museum to see an exhibit called “Mosquito - A pest from the old world. Last living sample seen in mid-21st Century”.