I guess I don’t really care because we’re talking about moths here, and those fuckers definitely aren’t human, but I still don’t like killing things… even if they are moths.
Anyway… for the second time in a week, I was interrupted in my office at home because a moth was flying around my head while I was at the computer.
I HATE MOTHS!
(I don’t hate many things, but moths are pretty much at the top of the list.)
Anyway, so the appropriate course of action is to run screaming from the room, right?
In order to draw the moth out of the room, I turn off the lights in the office and the monitor and then turn the lights on in the hallway. Then, I go into the den, turn on the lights there and watch TV until the stupid thing flies out of the office and into the den where I’m at. (Why, oh WHY do they always follow me wherever I go?!?!?)
Tonight it only took about half an hour for this to happen. When I saw the moth flying around the den, I turned the TV and the lights in the house off and lit a small candle (tealight). Then I went back into the office and SHUT THE DOOR.
I expect that when I go eventually emerge from the office in a little while (no, I don’t make it a habit to leave candles unattended), I will find a dead moth in/near the candle.
Then I will
ask beg Yoshi to dispose of it.
Ok, like I said, I really don’t care if this is humane or not. It just seems like the easiest way to kill the moth without actually touching it. Lest you suggest that I just swat it ’til it dies, it’s not the MOTH that is so insidious, but the MOTH DUST. And everyone knows that swatting a moth only spreads the moth dust around. Eeek.
(There is a story about moths and the dangers of moth dust, but I have been banned from traumatizing the world with it. Just take my word for it: moth dust is evil.)