Thursday, March 13, 2008

A fire ant bite is indescribable?

I love overdramatic commercials. When they present a product as life-changing or describe cold symptoms as near fatal, there's great comedy value.

Yesterday I saw a commercial on killing fire ants. A man looks at the camera and says this:

"The bite of a fire ant is indescribable."

Breaking your femur is probably indescribable. Same goes for having your foot run over by a truck. But getting bitten by a fire ant?

That's happened to me many times. So to help this man in the commercial out, I offer this word from the dictionary:

"Sting."

Yes, the bite of a fire ant stings. For a couple of minutes. Then you move on and hope you don't suffer something truly tragic in your life, such as heartburn.