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  • shoo it outside

    42 48.84%
  • squish it

    22 25.58%
  • shriek for someone else to deal with it

    3 3.49%
  • something else (explain dammit!)

    19 22.09%
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    I tend to shoo spiders and things outside.

    I used to ask someone else to kill or move the bugs for me, but then I read a short series of graphic pornographic science fiction stories where people shrink themselves down to the sizes of ants to watch two normal sized people ‘get it on,’ but the characters get lost in the room and starve to death.

    I’m not sure if it’s empathy or revulsion, but I will not have dead bugs in my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blairvoyant View Post
    Is it a mosquito? -- yes -- > Get it before it gets you
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    Shoo/place it outside (includes poisonous creatures)
    Ah, a flow chart!
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    Is it a roach, a worm, a termite, a fly, a maggot, a mosquito, or a wasp
    Does it make a fun crunching noise when I slowly increase the pressure of my foot on it
    Does it leave trails of snot or poop
    Does it have a better sex life then me

    Then it dies.

    Does it have cool looking wings
    Can I use it to scare my siblings
    Can it be described as a flying peanut
    Is it too stupid to really leave a room with an open window on its own

    Guess I’ll let it live
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    When it comes to bees, I try to capture them in a napken or cup and releace them on my nieghbor's property.

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    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    I usually pick them up with something and put them outside.

    I also have a thing where I have to save ants and other bugs if they're drowning in the sink or on the wall of the shower. I let them crawl onto my finger and I lift them to safety.
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    Why would you shoo any insect out? It's not like they have a soul.
    All they have is instinct, no conscious thought.
    Besides, they are a menace. And if you let one go, it breeds, creating more.
    To cull the population of insects, kill a few now and then.
    Much like humans should fight wars and experience disasters every once in a while.
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    Bugs are stupid. Squish.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    I squish poisonous spiders and flies. Everything else gets a free ride back outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Why would you shoo any insect out? It's not like they have a soul.
    All they have is instinct, no conscious thought.
    Besides, they are a menace. And if you let one go, it breeds, creating more.
    To cull the population of insects, kill a few now and then.
    Much like humans should fight wars and experience disasters every once in a while.
    Circle of life. Happy, happy, happy.
    Anything that is a menace to mosquitoes is a friend to me.
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    funny, but the man lives in dread fear of insects... this morning I had to catch a spider that was sitting on his laptop case and take it outside after hearing a yell about it from the other room
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    funny, but the man lives in dread fear of insects... this morning I had to catch a spider that was sitting on his laptop case and take it outside after hearing a yell about it from the other room
    Don hates bugs. They are the main reason (followed by lack of climate control and no internet connection) he won't go camping with me.

    He's been known to take mice to the edge of the yard and release them, though.
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