Feeling Fruity

@Rollo1 (16662)
Boston, Massachusetts
September 24, 2015 6:12pm CST
I went to the grocery store yesterday with The Sister. I didn't need a lot of things, but I picked up a few things that struck my fancy. Today, I noticed a pattern in the items I chose. There were: Strawberry Shredded Mini-Wheats Blueberry Poptarts Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Nuts and Raisins Trail Mix snack bars Obviously, I had a yen for fruit yesterday. Funny thing is, I didn't buy any real fruit at all, just fruit-flavored things. Oh, I looked at the bananas, but then thought how they would just increase the fruit fly population that I am so desperately trying to rid myself of. Well there's a little fruit in the trail mix snack bars. The thing is, I realized that once opened, the fruit flies might well be drawn to the strawberry cereal. It smells like strawberries. Oh, not real strawberries or anything - it smells like those chemically strawberry-flavored artificial strawberries. But hey, they're only fruit flies. And they're not that picky. So even with pretend fruit, I have to seal it up tightly. I should have just bought the bananas.
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@jaboUK (52852)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 15
I can't stand any form of insect in my home - out comes the fly spray.
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@marlina (70117)
• Canada
25 Sep 15
I can't stand fruit flies, I guess not too many people can. I guess you were in the mood for sugary stuff.
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@PatZAnthony (12252)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep 15
Maybe some artificial fruit flies will eat the artificial fruit and save you from those chemicals.
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• United States
25 Sep 15
bless yer heart, don't reckon i knew ya were still fussin' with those wee winged thingies? i've a few here today, no doubt they came in with the maters i picked earlier. a lil soapy sugar water in a tiny bowl 'n they'll be tended to by nightfall. 'n thanks fer the reminder that i'm nearly outta naners 'n oranges. gonna 've to pick some up 'r no more smoothies fer me...which'll be a bad thingy.
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• Canada
26 Sep 15
Those fruit flies are making me bananas, too.
@sharon6345 (115537)
• United States
25 Sep 15
No I think you did the right thing not buy them. I hate those flies and for that refuse to buy them here. If I do my daughter needs to eat them in one day.
@Inlemay (16463)
• South Africa
25 Sep 15
This makes me think of a song by Neil Diamond - "Shoo fly dont bother me, shoo fly dont bother me," in some medley with a few of his songs - love it
• Avenel, New Jersey
25 Sep 15
fruit flies are the worst! we had them once in our last apartment. im sure there are some ways to get rid of them, i forgot how we did it.
@simone10 (21693)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Sep 15
Have you been able to get the fly situation under control? They can be so darn annoying. At one time we had a lot of gnats this summer and also had to be careful about fruits.
@GardenGerty (95690)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Sep 15
Real fruit is better for you, but sometimes you just gotta have that fake food fix. I am gonna go see if I have and strawberry special k left.
@cahaya1983 (10067)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 15
Is it one of those vinegar flies? I read they're pretty selective towards odor stimuli. I guess it must have fallen in love with the fruity smell of your snack bar.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
25 Sep 15
If you keep your fruits covered no flies will be there. You better go back and get some fruits for yourself now
@LadyDuck (141838)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 15
Be careful insect love artificial flavors and colors... this reminds me what happened to the bees in France. I have to write about this.
@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
25 Sep 15
Or you could have eaten it all...or put it in the fridge... lol's....
@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
lol, that list made me giggle, apparently you were having some cravings
@Freelanzer (7814)
• Canada
25 Sep 15
The fruit flies are everywhere but they disappear as the weather gets cooler
@katsmeow1213 (29016)
• United States
25 Sep 15
I get those darned bugs something awful every year! Such a nuisance! I once heard cloves work really well.. they don't like the smell of it or something. Also if you put a cup of apple cider vinegar out, cover it with seran wrap, poke holes in the seran wrap, they'll be drawn to the vinegar but won't be able to get back out of the cup.
@softbabe44 (5910)
• Vancouver, Washington
25 Sep 15
i think all things fruit salty sweet all go together eventually theres alot of things i would like to get but everything you got was most appetizing thats for sure