Stupid Things We Do When We Are Kids (I’ll go first)


by Joe Wurzelbacher

I’m 7 or 8 years old and I’m watching tv. Which in itself was an oddity because we had only 3 channels and I really liked being outside as opposed to inside. Anyways, a commercial comes on for Raid wasp/hornet killer spray. On the commercial it shows the cartoon figure spraying the wasp/hornets and them dying on contact. Right away I think 2 things:

1) That is really cool

2) I know where a wasp nest is 🙂

So I jump up and run to the kitchen sink cabinet. This is where we kept our cleaning supplies and what not. Lo and behold I find a can of Raid wasp/hornet killer. I look around the corner of the kitchen into the living room and down the hall to make sure no one sees me take the can of raid (little brother or Ma) and out the back door I go.

I run around to the front of the house to get a rock to throw at the wasp nest. So now I’m ready. I’m armed with the Raid and I have a rock I can throw at the nest to get the wasps to come after me.

I cut through my neighbors yard and go to this vacant lot with an old beat up shed that some of us kids used as club house and what not.

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