28 Oct 2010

THE ORIGIN OF THE EGYPTIAN FLY

Jenny Matlock
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There are a lot of flies here at the beach and billions in town. On the beach to protect the tourist from these annoying visitors they have put fly catchers a little everywhere in the plants with some special treats which the flies adore and therefore go inside and this is then the bitter end of a beach fly in Egypt. (don't send flowers !)

Some flies however manage to survive and play with the guests on the beach. So don't wonder if a handsome young man waves to you but in reality he just chases a fly away.
You wonder why so many people suffer Parkinson and shake arms and hands, but this too is only the work of loving flies.

Don't be surprised when you see people slapping themselves in their faces, it's not a gesture of masochism, it's only the Egyptian fly. You admire the fitness of some elderly people who suddenly are able to throw their legs in the air, all thanks to the fly who takes care of your daily fitness.

An Egyptian told me that flies are not of Egyptian origin ! They immigrated to Egypt probably in the luggage of an European archeologist and therefore nobody knows if the fly is English, German or Italian. Maybe two of them met during the trip to Egypt and started their love story which ended with some hundreds of fly babies.

The procreation worked so well in the sunshine and heat that today the country is full of flies. Flies fortunately are only bothering and nagging you but don't hurt like their competitors, the mosquitos.

Unfortunately flies are no racists and don't have any preferences for a nationality, skin or hair color and go on everybody's body parts. I too am a victim and feel sometimes like a cow in a stable.

I am sorry not to be able to show you a picture of an Egyptian fly, but they refused to pose for me !

19 comments:

Pondside said...

It's okay! I can imagine what the fly looks like and I can imagine waving away the clouds of those unwelcome stowaways!

Judith said...

a fun and informative post - thanks, Judith

The Chair Speaks said...

LOL! You don't need to go to a gym to workout in Egypt!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

They sound like the flies we had in our yard this past summer. They kept us hopping. I am having trouble loading pictures too.

Judie said...

This is a VERY interesting post!! At first I pictured fly paper on the beach, but then I realized it was something like a pitcher plant to draw the flies to their demise!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

So, there is this fly that follows me around my house and as soon as I get near him/her with a newspaper, he shoots away.

I've been trying to kill him for weeks now....

I feel a little better now..

Melli said...

LOL! Something tells me Egyptian Flies and American Flies probably look very similar! The Egyptian ones may have darker wings? Who knows! Usually though, the little devils aren't around at the BEACH - because of the breeze... sOMe days they are though - and then... what a nuisance!

Sue said...

I do not like flies at the beach. Fortunately, I rarely see them here.

Those would really mar the whole beach ambience!

=)

Pamela said...

not only a nuisance, but they are dirty. They land on rotten things, and feces, and then on our food and faces.]
ARGH.

Jo said...

i swear flies were put on earth just to drive us all crazy ...

EastCoastLife said...

@_@
Interesting post on the flies though. It must be quite a sight, seeing people waving their arms and legs often. :P

Jo said...

LOL, Gattina at your description of humanity's war on flies! Strangely there were no flies in the Sudan (were we lived) and no mosquitoes. Back home here in SA as soon as we BBQ outdoors, the flies invite themselves. I have fly traps which are very effective and the dead fly carcasses can be thrown into my compost heap when the traps get too full. Have a great day swatting flies, Jo

Ames said...

What an annoyance that must be! We have those pesky disease carrying mosquitos here. We avoid them by staying in at dusk, wearing long sleeves and dumping standing water out of places that collect water after it rains. Don't want the West Nile Virus.~Ames

Su-sieee! Mac said...

This was a fun and funny post. I was cracking up as I visualized your description of people and flies.
:-)
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Jackie said...

wow I don't like bugs of any kind but it would be interesting to know about egyptian fireflies . I wish you had a picture . I think bugs travel way up in the air and are taken with the wind and some make it after miles and land anywhere . In this case it would be Egypt Lol . Nice post

Kat said...

Very funny post! Loved it.And I do agree - there are just too many flies in Cairo, especially when you are about to eat.

H said...

Flies love me. In fact, all biting, stinging or blood sucking flying insects seem to love me! I spend an hour in the garden and almost always come inside with a bite which spreads to form an angry hot red patch and then ITCHES LIKE CRAZY!!! I HATE flying insects!

Splendid Little Stars said...

And why would they not pose? probably too busy making sure folks get their exercise! dedicated, they must be!

Jenny said...

Gattina, what a fascinating post.

It was really interesting for me to read your humor and explanation of the fly phenomena.

They sound like the three-cornered flies there used to be many of in Ohio. I'm sure that we all looked very similar to your descriptions when they were in teh attack mode!

Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday. This was really interesting.

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