Sunday, December 17, 2006

Mosquitoes and Me

Everybody who knows me, know that mosquitoes don't bite me...somewhere somehow in some conversation it will come up and i will make it known. If i am standing with a group of people and they are all being bitten, I am standing there quite calmly, accusing them of lying because i feel nothing. Of course, the general consensus is that i have 'bad blood', because it seems mosquitoes only bite those with 'good blood'. Well it seems my blood must have gotten a whole lot better lately, because the mosquitoes have taken to me with a vengeance. Of course, while i am happy with the improved status of my blood, it just happens to coincide with the outbreak of Malaria that we are facing in Kingston.

I now have aromatic mosquito candles, insect repellent, my trusty vape mats....and still i am being has gotten to the point where i don't even care anymore...i just nonchalantly comment to those around me...."darn these mosquitoes"...of course i am keeping a watch for flu like symptoms and will certainly take myself off to the nearest hospital or to my mommy in Mobay if any were to manifest. I can be sure of good care in mobay because my mom is a well liked and respected nurse at the major hospital there....thank god for mommy! Still i wonder what's the flying range of mosquitoes? and Kingston (hell Jamaica!!) is so damn small, can i be content knowing that i live on the other side of the city from the most affected communities?

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Yamfoot said...

maybe you dont have enough carbon dioxide coming out of your nose!

i read mark wignall's column in the sunday observer and he says they are attracted to CO2 so that is why they always buzz around our heads.

SimplEnigma said...

Could your change in blood status (i.e. "good blood") be attributed in any way to a certain Mr. Man a couple thousand miles away? LOL. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I never used to get bitten by mosquitoes either, and then last year, all of a sudden. Now I cannot go to the park in the summer without spraying Off! all over. Wanna know something else that's weird? They only bite on my lower extremities.

Kara - Jamaican Woman said...

well miss SE i never thought of that...gonna have to do some calculations to find out when

Maybe the mosquitoes are getting hungrier and therefore less

Nickiesha said...

Haaaaaa......i have "bad bloo" too. what's worse is when the "concerned" persons around u appear out of nowhere an shat u a bax an yaa wanda "but a whe di $@$!@*$^"......only to be told that a mosquito was having a feast on u!...Flu-like symptoms?...Got damn!..Mi madda kinda flu-ish u nuh!

Jamaipanese said...

i hope the malaria problem in Ja gets cleaned up soon. Over 160 persons diagnosed so far :(