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Friday's Unscientific Poll: Tiny bloodsucking harbingers of doom [20160708|16:25]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Poll #2048883 Mosquitoes v Midges

I struggle hardest to muster a kindly response to


[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2016-07-08 17:40 (UTC)
It's not that I like midges - but in the last ~4-5 years I developed an allergic reaction to mosquito bites. (Bad enough that the doctor I finally have seen about it gave me antibiotics too worried it may be cellulitis - but I've seen the reaction too often before.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-07-12 10:07 (UTC)
Oof. That's a pretty compelling reason to dislike mosquitoes.

Growing up in the tropics has left me with a long-term, deep-rooted resentment of them.
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[User Picture]From: mymatedave
2016-07-09 14:48 (UTC)
Mosquitoes you can at least see & either kill or shoo out a window or door and they don't keep you up for hours flying right past your ear past at 3am and turn practically invisible when you turn all the lights so that you get angry and frustrated and end up being exhausted tired and sleep through your alarm and when people ask you why you're late to work you can't explain properly without looking like a loonie.


What, no it happened to a friend. Who lives in America. Honest.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-07-12 10:08 (UTC)
Aaaah, that sounds like a torturous experience! I'm sorry.

The selective invisibility of midges is one of their most dastardly ploys.
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