I have a routine before I go to bed at night. I have my shower and brush my teeth and then I cover myself in a perfume that I like to call “Eau de D’eet”, nearly poisoning myself in an attempt to keep a certain gentleman from attacking me in my sleep (and I don’t mean The Turk). Actually I would not call him a gentleman, I call him a cad! I call him a Rebel! I call him “No helmet, leather jacket, motorcycle riding Rebel Mosquito”. Yes that is his name. He is real and he is mean.
This cad has begun assaulting me at night. He attacks at midnight and I am instantly awake from his high pitched buzz. He ready for a three course meal made from my tasty O-negative blood. I wave my arms around frantically trying to swat him away but as he is a “no helmet, leather jacket, motorcycle riding Rebel Mosquito” he obviously likes a bit of danger in his life.
I woke this morning to see that this cad, this “no helmet, leather jacket, motorcycle riding Rebel Mosquito”, had a very enjoyable Vegas-style all you can eat buffet meal at my expense and I have spent the last half an hour covering myself in a cream sold to me by the ezcane – Fenistil. It works. It stops the itch. My medicine cabinet has a lot of Fenistil in it.
You know when I first arrived in Mersin last September I was assaulted by another Rebel Mosquito, perhaps a relative of my current cad. I had so many welts on my body caused by this Rebel Mosquito that my sister in law took pity on me and we toddled down to the local hospital. The doctor there prescribed a “serum” as I was “allergic” to mosquitos, such serum was to be injected into my ass every day for the next 5 days. Now I don’t want to put down the Turkish medical system but firstly, is this even a thing? Can you be allergic to mosquitos? How is it that I survived living in Australia – Australia the mosquito capital of the world, the Land where every insect is trying to kill you – for all those years and not one doctor tells me that I am allergic to mosquitos? Yeah. Nope. Secondly, there is no way you are going to inject me with some dodgy serum – the serum is going to “cure” me from my “so-called allergy”? Pffttt! I don’t think so!
Why do the doctors here prescribe serums for everything? Daughter had an ear infection last month. She was prescribed 2 needles a day for 5 days. Are you serious? Feck off! There was no way on earth she was going to have these needles. She ran from the doctor’s office and we found her at the park across the street half an hour later! Ear infections require antibiotics (incidentally they also prescribed antibiotics) not “serum”. Mosquito bites require a bit of cream not a feking needle in my ass for 5 days!
Tonight I am going to set an ambush for my “no helmet, leather jacket, motorcycle riding Rebel Mosquito”. I will lie in bed clutching a can of insect spray and when he makes a move on me I am going to hit him with Detan. I am going to condemn this cad to the torments of a fiery hell for all eternity. I am coming for you “no helmet, leather jacket, motorcycle riding Rebel Mosquito”. Yes I am.
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I hope you whack!! those dirty scoundrels.
I am sure they prefer negative blood. We have one of those plug in things which works…. a bit.
We lose electricity so much at night that those are useless. The cad had a buffet again last night. Hate!
I think the absolute most annoying and frightening night sound is THAT BUZZ *somewhere* around you. And you’re helpless. Good luck with your war!
I am losing the battle ATM but I will NEVER lose the war!
Your blog always gets a chuckle out of me! I’ve heard Mosquitos don’t bite people who drink beer… I say you down a few and see if it works! If all else fails, at least you’ll have a nice buzz to distract from the itching 😉
A nice buzz to distract me from the buzzing me thinks.
Know what you mean about the buzzy things. Hubby and I got really good with the bug tennis as we kept swatters on both sides of the bed!
On the issue of jabs for every ailment, I had a severe migraine several years ago to such an extent that Hubby called the doc as I couldn’t see and had to be helped to bed. Very nice locum doc came to the house and told me to ‘cough’ when he gave me an injection in my backside. He told Hubby I’d be out of it for a couple of days. Whatever was in that jab cured my sore throat as well as my headache! Sometimes you have to ask yourself what is in that little phial!!!
Daughter just brought a fly swatter from Manly Beach. Its a big map of Australia and she is quite certain that she will be able to become a proficient killing machine with time.