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It has been years since I
have seen a fly strip hanging from the ceiling of a store. I
doubt if they still use them. Health departments most likely
do not permit it. They were yellow and curled just a bit as
they hung down about 18 inches or so. Usually they were
above the meat section in a grocery store. I guess we have
little need since most meat and other items are so well
wrapped these days.
When I was a boy I used to
look at those strips all covered with what looked like
raisins and wonder why the flies were stupid enough to land
there and get stuck.
But then I grew up and
learned that flies are about as intelligent as people and
that is why they got stuck. It seems that people even when
warned that something is dangerous to their health and
certain behavior can lead to death still go right ahead and
do it anyway. Things like continuing to smoke when we know
of the dangers, riding a motorcycle without a helmet,
practicing unsafe sex, driving while under the influence of
alcohol or using illicit drugs.
Maybe the fly is actually
smarter. If there was a label and they were literate they
most likely would stay away from that glue strip. That would
make them a whole lot smarter than people. Please lets
all use the brains that God has given to us and live full
abundant lives by living smart.
Roger Bothwell and my address is email@example.com
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
support of our faith ministry.
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