Don’t you just love those pesky little fruit flies? You know, the ones that show up within a few seconds from the time you take your first bite of fruit. They seem to swarm around all types of fruit. I guess that is how they got their name, DAH.
Hey, they live a fast paced life. They go from eggs to adult flies in just 8 or 10 days and only live a couple of weeks or less. In that time they manage to mate and lay up to 500 eggs. I bet you already guessed, they lay their eggs in extra ripe or rotten fruit. I wonder if they even have a chance to eat anything in that short and hurried life? Oh, maybe they eat fruit???
I started to believe that fruit flies are magical. Why I have been 20 miles off the shore of North Carolina fishing and decided to get a bite to eat. I opened the cooler and got a banana out and didn’t have two bites out of it when the fruit flies arrived. Now tell me where the heck did they come from? Couldn’t have flown the whole way from shore and for the first four hours on the boat I didn’t see any. The boat was an open Maco and there was no hold for them to have flown out of and running fast on the way out would have blown out any that were hiding on the boat. See, I told you they are magical. I bet when the Apollo astronauts first landed on the moon that when they opened their lunch the fruit flies found them. Of course that was never reported, and is probably why they were kept sealed in that Airstream trailer when they got back. What do you think?
Have a good day now, you hear?