Thursday August 16th 2012 Tim
I have access to the internet, and sometimes I
get a presumptuous Email from someone I have never met, nor ever want
to. Almost always the Email is an attempt to persuade me that
there's a burden upon me to act quickly or else I miss an
opportunity to possess this or that valuable artifact, or contraption,
or chance to win a reduced rate aboard a plague infested, child friendly
cruise ship, or hotel with a swimming pool.
Which is why I mostly
sneer, but when it comes to the issue of Mole and Fruit Fly slaughtering I
am easily tempted. The "Pear shaped Fruit Fly Trap:
$19.95," I am told, is "attractive, effective and discreet." As it
happens I have seen the "Pear shaped Fruit Fly Trap." Held it in my
hands. It is neither discreet or attractive, and I strongly suspect it
is also ineffective. But who knows.