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100-Word Stroll, 9/29/16: TIMED FLIES

Posted by on September 29, 2016

I sat watching flies.  It later seemed obvious they were also observing me.  Or, more to the point, my food and drink.  Flies aren’t choosy.

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If one has a thirsty and inquisitive mind there’s no limit to what one can learn.  Nor from whence.

What held my attention was their singularity of purpose.  The flowchart is simple:  SEEK ANYTHING EDIBLE -> LAND -> PORK OUT UNTIL CHASED OFF OR DIE TRYING -> CIRCLE & REPEAT.

That’s it.  It can’t be too complicated; flies don’t live very long.

“So, McFly, what’s your mission statement?”

“Uh, that would be ‘FLY-LAND-EAT-MAKE MORE FLIES’, Chet.”

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Nothing distracts flies from that mission.  Waving your hand to chase them off has less impact than trying to reason with a 3-year-old why they should share their toys.

Flies are tireless, singleminded in their pursuit of your sandwich or that last little smear of ketchup on your plate.

Take a lesson from flies.

They just don’t quit.

© D. Dean Boone, September 2016


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