If you know me at all, you have probably heard me say over the years that there are a few things I want to talk with God about after I die. Three of the top things on my list are spiders, snakes, and ants.
I do not know exactly where my fear of snakes came from, but as a child when it came time to turn out the lights and go to bed, I would hit the switch, and start running towards the bed, take a flying leap so my feet were off the ground before I came to the edge of the bed. I did this because I believed there were snakes under my bed that would be able to get me if they were able to wrap themselves around my feet. So don't ask where they were during the day because I have no idea and certainly no logical thoughts or explanations.
I am not really afraid of spiders. I don't trust them. They bite indiscriminately and who knows what might happen after that especially if you didn't see the spider. The thought of all the weird and crazy things that could happen are just too much. They have some good qualities and I am grateful when they tuck flies and mosquitoes into their little rolled up beds. I want to know why they don't have a knowledge of humans and just leave us alone like I would leave them alone if I knew for certain that they wouldn't bite.
Unless you have been to Salt Lake during the summer and gone out to the lake itself, you will never believe how many spider webs could exist in one location. Of course, there are a zillion and a half mosquitoes who are busy looking for some innocent human. Now that I mention them, I think I need to expand my list to include flies and mosquitoes.
Then there are ants. I am talking about the ordinary ones that invade your home and life at times. We won't get into the other varieties. Carpenter ants are a whole discussion by themselves. If you see just ONE ant you better run because you will be seeing a billion in short order making a line of annoyance somewhere in your house. I really hate using pesticides, but I am sooooooooooooo tempted........
Long before the Discovery channel existed I did understand the food chain as well as every bug/creature having a job or function in the world. I just want to know, does there have to be some many of them????
And what I want to ask God is why?????? I mean WHY?????? And if they must exist, can't you fix those itty bitty problems? They aren't even cute. The bunny rabbits ate our pea plants, but they're cute. Who could be annoyed by them? The birds in the barn drop poop everywhere but they are cute. The rats are not cute and they are sneaky. Oh my gosh, the list could be endless. I guess I will have a lot of discussions.