1.12.2006

ants

why do ants move from one place to another? last night, i saw a colony of black ants, around 5 in a row, as if in a procession, each one carrying a crumb or what-have-yous. they all came from behind the sink in our bathroom and were going somewhere behind a cupboard in our kitchen. the procession seemed endless. but i wasn't able to see the queen ant, though. probably she was in front, leading her workers (or slaves?) to their new home.

so why did they leave their original home? my mom said, maybe there would be a big storm coming so they were moving to higher grounds. i was thinking along the same line too, like an earthquake or something. as i was watching their progress while thinking of morbid scenarios, a member of our household started spraying lysol along their path. another one lit a newspaper and tried to burn them all to death!

poor ants. such hardworking fellows but often misunderstood. all they want is to have enough food for their colony especially during the rainy days, just like what one of the children's book i read said. if only man could be as hardworking as ants, the world would be a much better place to live in. and i'm sure they have much more to teach us than vice versa.

but i admit they could be really pests sometimes, especially if they feast on my chocolates!

4 Comments:

Blogger duke said...

at pinanuod mo lang habang minamassacre ng katulong nyo ung mga langgam! hayuf.

Jan 13, 2006, 3:06:00 AM  
Blogger kero said...

heheheh! di ko naman sinabi na like ko sila eh. bilib lang ako sa kanila. =P

Jan 13, 2006, 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

Hello Kero! Belated happy new year to you.
Whenever I see ants carrying their stuff to wherever their home is, I can't help thinking mabuti pa ang langgam. They work hard and they save for the rainy days. That makes me hesitant to spray something on them. BUT when they attack my chocolates, I have no second thoughts about banishing them to Kingdom coome. :)

Jan 13, 2006, 5:30:00 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

grabe. wawa ants. naalala ko tuloy iyong kuwento ng langgam at cricket nung bata pa ako.

Jan 13, 2006, 8:48:00 PM  

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