24 Jun 2003, 02:17

Now there’s something you don’t

Now there’s something you don’t see every day. So I’m driving home from work today and as I come around a curve in the highway, I see a mass of wreckage on the side of the road. It doesn’t look like any accident I’ve ever seen, and as I get closer I see that it looks like lots of smashed wooden boxes. I look back at the road and SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP, I’M DRIVING THROUGH A SWARM OF KILLER BEES! A fraction of a second later I remember that I’m in a car, and yes, the windows are indeed all up and I feel more than a little silly for the brief panic. No bees are gonna get in here, not in MY airtight fortress. And as it turns out the bees weren’t killer bees at all, but how was I to know that? Apparently the truck carrying the bees had wrecked this past weekend, but there were still more bees left out there than I’d ever like to see in one place again.