Friday, May 23, 2008


Summer has arrived, and so have the ants. They have surfaced exactly at their favorite haunt from last year, a kitchen shelf full of small items, which is difficult to consistently keep clean. No surprise that this shelf is their “hangout”. So I thoroughly washed the surface, hoping to make it clear that they are unwelcome company.
Well, these persistent creatures (or their friends; I killed most of the first batch) reappeared the following day. Despite the fact that the shelf was spotless. So today I applied spray.

But just take a look at what we can learn from the ant. Our sages say, “Lazy one, go watch the ant…”. But I think that there is a lot more that we can learn from them. First, they are persistent. They don’t give up very easily. They have great memories… they knew exactly where to go, didn’t they? They work well in teams, and communicate very well with each other.

That’s a pretty good list!

Just don’t learn from them to be pests, OK?

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