July 1, 2011 by rebelwithalabelmaker
This title is to keep me from getting in trouble from Garoo Reader Carl (not his real name. Well, 2/3 not his real name, anyways), who had issues with the math in the title Post That Will Please 100% of My Readers. I keep trying to explain that the pertinent fact was that Douglas was my only reader at the time.
Actually, Douglas wasn’t reading the blog either, turns out. But it’s still 100%, since that’s everybody. And now we’ll find out if Garoo Son David is reading this blog… …since there is no way he would allow the very members of his own gene pool to divide by zero and thusly tarnish the family honour. (David IS his real name. Genetic details however, have been changed to protect his identity).
Anyways, only a short post today, to update you on the Ongoing Saga of the TseTse Fly. (See Part 1 if you missed it. Oh you poor thing). I used the phrase “details of the life cycle of the South American Tse Tse Fly” as an example of the arcane type of thing that my dad knows stuff about… The rhetorical question “what kind of person knows about something as arcane as the TseTse fly?” was answered when everybody I know came out of the woodwork to debate the spelling, pronunciation, and details of the Tse Tse Fly. The issue of pronunciation was settled when I asked Salaash (not his real name–well, not really), who comes from Kenya, where the fly is plentiful.
I thought this was so funny that I told my dad about the many Garoos who have all put their two cents in and I gave him the URL to read the posts because I thought he’d find them entertaining, and he read them and wrote back:
“Did any of your people notice that you moved the Tse Tse fly over geographically by two continents?”
Apparently, it’s the South African Tse Tse fly. And South Africa and South America are not interchangeable. Perhaps I should have clued into this partway through my conversation with Salaash (who’s continent of origin has apparently been changed to protect his identity).