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26 September 2001 @ 05:20 pm
Whee! Poison!  
I've been told that there are a lot of bees in the stairwell here at work, Apparently some people are already on their way ot take care of the problem, which involves poison of some kind, so we all need to go outside till they're done which will take I don't know how long.

I'm probably going to get to go home early I guess.

I feel sorry for the bees though =(
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 26th, 2001 06:51 pm (UTC)
Something I've never quite understood...
You feel sorry for bees, whose brain capacity is practically nil (fly, find food, fly, find food...) yet you still eat cow and wear leather. Cows, while really fucking stupid, are mammals, and have much more neural complexity than bees, spiders, and all these insects that you won't kill.

It smacks of hypocrisy to me.
Leora: ouroborosleora on September 26th, 2001 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Something I've never quite understood...
It doesn't to me. We raise the cows ourselves and kill them to use them. In this case the bees just got stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time and are not going to be used after we kill them.

Bees also have one of the more interesting languages on Earth. Want to know a great way to annoy a bee? Put nectar directly above the hive and show a single bee where it is. It'll fly back and the other bees can smell the food on it. But it can't communicate where the food is, because while they have a wonderful language for showing distance and direction, they have no way of showing straight up. Poor bees.

I, by the way, am a bee. My grandfather used to even call me "little bee".
Vesperasol_rei on September 26th, 2001 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Something I've never quite understood...
My name, Melissa, means honey bee...buzz buzz...
Leora: ouroborosleora on September 26th, 2001 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Something I've never quite understood...
I have many many names. But one of them is Debra and it also translates to bee. Deborah and Melissa are related names.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 26th, 2001 11:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Something I've never quite understood...
Buzz buzz! heehee! =)

As far as i remember, i only had one imaginary friend when i was a child, and it was a bee =)

Well, there was a whole hive of bees that all liked me, but there was one special bee that i talked to.

It wasn't a very involved imaginary friend, and i have no idea how i got that particular idea into my head.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 26th, 2001 11:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Something I've never quite understood...
Um, you're both right?

I feel sorry for the cows =( If i had to watch them get killed i probably wouldn't eat meat =(

Yes, i'm hypocritical, i'm just hoping that they figure out how to clone meat before too long so i can stop feeling bad about it =(

On the other hand, i'm not against the killing of things, just the killing of things for no purpose. "Purpose" of course can be interpreted in many ways, but i know what i mean.

I don't see any problem with killing a mosquito that's biting or trying to bite me, though i still feel a little sorry for it. Same with fleas biting my pets.

I have no problem at all with murderers and rapists being executed, and there have been times where i've wished i could pull the trigger myself. Humans are the only animals that can _deserve_ to die. Hell, i wish in some cases that it was possible to give them a long slow painfull death instead.

Cows, there's a purpose in killing them, so it's not inherently evil. My understanding however is that the practice sucks, and besides, as i said i wouldn't be able to stand to watch, which makes me a hypocrite.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 27th, 2001 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Something I've never quite understood...
Upon glancing over this i just realized that i didn't exactly answer the question.

The bees just seemed so helpless. They weren't trying to hurt anyone, they just took a wrong turn and got lost and got stuck in a place that they couldn't get out of. A lot of them were clustered against the windows trying to figure out how to get through to the outside world, others had fallen onto the floor and were crawling around feebly or had already died. (I don't know if it was a lack of food or too much sun and/or heat or what)

They were all already doomed and they didn't even it. They didn't know some person was coming over to poison them all, and probably the hive too since someone figured that it was probably up in the roof somewhere. And even without that they were stuck in a strange place with no food or water and no way out and no way back to the hive that they could find. They hadn't done anything wrong but they were all going to die for it anyways. It seemed so sad and unfair ='(