Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Finding Gnats in the Sandwich Buns Day

What would YOU do?

Let’s just say that you have a package of yummy sandwich buns,leftover from dinner, sitting on the counter. You go to open it up and discover that inside, buzzing all around those sandwich buns, is a tiny little gnat.

100_4415Keep in mind now, these are really REALLY yummy sandwich buns. They’re the type that are sooo good that you willingly and droolingly pay more than double the cost of regular buns.

There’s a good chance that tiny little gnat has been happily buzzing about for more than 3 hours inside that bag of yummy expensive buns.

Now, be honest. Would it not enter your mind to release the gnat and then still use the buns??

Honestly, I seriously considered it.

Last night before going to bed is when I saw the gnat trapped inside this package.

I opened the bag, released the gnat and then closed the bag up, thinking … “I can’t throw these away just because of one tiny gnat.”

I got up this morning, looked at that bag of buns sitting on the counter and again, I thought, “Darn it, that bun will taste good for lunch with a warmed up hamburger on it. One little tiny gnat is not going to spoil it for me”.

Except the one little tiny gnat did spoil it for me.

I couldn’t stop thinking about what type of damage a prisoned tiny gnat could do while inside a package of sandwich buns.

After 3 hours, it certainly would have wanted to snack so at least one of the buns would have gnat bites. After eating, and after 3 hours, it certainly would have to use the facilities and gnatted it’s intestinal stuff at least one time, possible dozens of times on those buns. And …. well, if it was a female gnat, it’s certainly possible that it would have laid some eggs here and there on those buns ….

so even releasing the gnat, giving it freedom, quite possibly, I’d come back later to find dozens of newly hatched baby gnats trapped inside the sandwich bun bag.

Ok, so I’m not going to eat the buns. I talked myself out of it.

But here comes the really bad part …..

Really bad, like shameful bad ….

Even though “I” will never eat any of these buns, my family does not know that there was a gnat trapped inside this bag for over 3 hours. What they don’t know can’t hurt them.

So if “I” can’t enjoy the deliciousness, at least they will be able to … as long as I don’t TELL THEM!

That thought remained in my head for ohh… until I drank a cup of coffee and then went back into the kitchen and saw ….

That dang package of delicious, but tainted sandwich buns.

Shame on me.

100_4416 The groundhog that lives down in the woods and the birds will get a very special treat today thanks to that little tiny gnat.

Hey, want to win this cute little wool blueberry tart pinkeep?

bblueb2 Just scroll down to the post right before this one, comment in that post and you’ll be entered for a chance.

From the hit count, thousands, hundreds, OKAY, a hundred or so people looked at this pinkeep yesterday but didn’t enter a comment for it.

Does that mean that all 100 of you don’t like it enough to win it?!?!

C’mon now. It’s cute, and it’s free if your name is selected. Even if you don’t like it, you can give it to someone as a gift…

Oh gosh, that reminds me about the special gift that Rachel thoughtfully received from someone and what she did with it because she didn’t know what else to do with it …….

I guess I shouldn’t tell that story on here ……

It’s pretty darn funny though, I promise.

So anyway, even if you DON’T LIKE MY FREE GIVEAWAY, just enter the darn giveaway and if you win, I’ll tell you what to do with it.

And Casserole Carol, don’t you dare try to enter for the giveaway by posting in THIS post. Even sisters have to enter the official way by commenting in the GIVEAWAY post, which is found by scrolling DOWN PAST THIS POST.

Happy gnat-free day everyone!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I like the blueberry pincushion a lot Cathy and that's why I entered the contest and will KEEP it if I win!
Dang gnats!

Laurie said...

So proud of you for keeping your willpower and NOT eating those darn buns! You would have worried all night about the gnat "disease". Lucky groundhogs! And I didn't enter yesterday because I seem not to win anything lately - but dang it - I'm off to enter this one! LOL!

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Hahahahahahahahaha! Girl, I loved your gnat story! I think most of us would think the same as you. It's HARD to throw out good food! But I would have tossed it too. I'm not brave enough to even attempt to eat something like that. I hate bugs and I'm a very squeamish germaphobe! LOL!

And I have this to say to thsoe who haven't signed up for your little blueberry pinkeep...... GOOD! That's less competition for me! LOL!

Have a great day sweetie!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Gnant's a funny story!

Brenda said...
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Brenda said...

OMG! The fact that you are having a giveaway is just the icing on my cake. I wanted to LYK That you're gnat story is too funny. I would have stared at the buns and pondered the same thing. OMG! What does that say baout us? Bad Moms, bad! Oh, Gino wouldn't care. He'd eat then and chuch up the gnats as "extra protein"! Men! LOL!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Too funny...but honestly...I would have tossed it...can't stand bugs!!!

Annie said...

Cathie, I would love to win your pin keep, it is so cute! but I have taken to not enter giveaways anymore because I have never won...Ever!....Totally with you on the buns thing!

Shirley said...

I enjoyed your post this evening. It was funny. I did enter your giveaway and I would keep it and use it when I sew. Have a great day.

Victoria said...

oh, no!! I, too, normally,would have a hard time throwing those away~~~~although, just the other nite, here, hubby had the tv on late, and came across a show called monsters inside me. It really made me think~people got "worms" burrowing through-out their bodies, some from unwashed produce from other countries...and they all were life & death situations... You can bet that I'm SCRUBBING my produce well now!!!

KKL Primitives said...

Hello 'neighbor' ( I'm also from the Pittsburgh area).
I can relate to the dilemma you had with your 'sammitch' buns and gnats. You did the right thing by not feeding to the family, LOL ( now if you were really mad at hubby.........ha ha ha ).
Love your penny designs!!!

Kathy H said...

I love your blueberry pincushion and was looking for a new one. I will keep it if I win. Thanks.

yorkie's primitives said...

I wouldn't have eat those buns but I may have been tempted to dry bake them with cinnammon on them and used them for decorations.LOL