User avatarThe sting

I was going to make a content-free post that would be blatantly and cynically intended just to get me up to four posts for December and win me a coveted bean. But then something happened that was worthy of making a whole post, so actually this will have something in it.

I’ve decided to buy myself a big Lego set as a Christmas present to myself, because I want one, and I’m a grown up so nobody can stop me. I was going to do it on Friday night, but now I have plans on Friday, so I set off to do it after work yesterday instead.

What actually happened was that I got to the Lego store, found the shelf where my Lego set should be, and saw that it was empty. So I asked one of the staff.

While he was explaining to me that it was sold out, and looking up when a new delivery would come in, I felt something odd on my head, and put my hand up to see what was in my hair. It felt like sticking my fingers into a ball of needles. A spiky black thing fell on the floor, crawled away for a bit, and then flew off. “Oh yeah,” said the assistant, “we’ve had wasps in here today”.

Wasps? In the Lego store? In a big shopping mall? In December? Unlikely, yes, but a wasp is what it was. A big bastard of a wasp who tried to sting me several times and did actually get his syringe of doom into my little finger.

So last night I went home, very very late, with no Lego, but with a wasp sting on my finger.

That’ll show me.

14 comments to The sting

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    Which set were you trying to buy? That’s a very important detail.

  • Kevil

    I don’t know what set he was planning on buying, but I’ll wager it’s not destined to sit sad and lonely in a wardrobe with 15 copies of a game he can’t play!

  • I’m getting the Architecture Studio set because buildings are my specialty.

    When I get it home it’s destined to be opened and gleefully played with straight away.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I opened the X Wing; what more do you want?

  • Kevil

    We won’t be happy until your played with all of it. Except maybe the duplicates. Maybe.

  • Kevil

    Do they make a Lego Automobile Studio set so its all about the cars? Because cars are MY speciality.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I’ve sold all the duplicates to pay for my sorry ass driving lessons.

    No. There’s nothing like that because it’s not about you. It’s about him and sometimes me.

  • We should make Kev an Automobile Studio. It will just be a large box full of wheels, spoilers and shouters. I’m not sure he needs anything else at all when building things with Lego.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I say we just give him a set for a house and he’ll still find some way of turning it into a vehicle.

    No more spoilers for that man.

  • Vehicles are better than buildings. They go zoom (preferably with shouters and many, many spoilers).

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    You’d stick a fridge on wheels and ride it on the A1 if you could get away with it.

  • Only if it had copious shouters.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I wish I had copious shouters, that way it would be much harder for people to ignore me.

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