Tuesday August 7th 2012 Tim
A person has to wonder about the evolutionary path of
a Wasp Sting. Quite certain there are theories that put the Wasp
Sting into the arena of survival of those Wasps that had the most
advantageous sting as they cruised their environment in search of
smaller creatures to paralyze before bundling into a perfectly hexagonal
chamber so their wretched offspring might have something to feed upon..
And too, interestingly enough, Boy Wasps have no sting, their role is
purely that of pleasuring Queens.
Nor was it enough for the Wasp
to come up with an honorable poison that would simply anesthetize a victim,
send us unfortunates into a genteel and painless decline with that vague
chance of entering a dream state where Honeysuckle and Buddleia are not
considered a curse. Not in the least did the first Wasps think that
way. Their preference was for a poison that produced terrible pain
accompanied by near death experience as consciousness watches flesh swell,
followed by months of mind altering itchiness and involuntary twitching.