Lysa Roma1

I'm a firestarter

You know what it’s like when you have a new born baby to look after. You would do anything in your power to keep them safe from harm. One new mum took things a little bit far recently when she found a wasp’s nest in the family home.

A scaremongering friend panicked our new mum by saying that if the wasp went near her baby boy it could kill him. The same friend also helpfully offered a strategy for dealing with the creatures – unfortunately this strategy didn’t involve anything as sensible as contacting the local pest control company. No, this plan involved a lighter and can of hairspray!!! This was never going to go well, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as it could have been – all things considered.

Fearing for her little one’s life when a lazy wasp took flight in the bedroom, our new mum rushed for the hairspray and lighter. Then with her home-made flame thrower directed at the wasp, things quickly took a turn for the worse. The curtains caught alight and smoke rapidly filled the room.

Luckily the baby was in the next room and mum was able to get them both out to safety. When I arrived the pair were seated safely in the fire-engine – mum was sobbing her heart out. Now, with the benefit of hind-sight, she couldn’t believe that she’d followed her friend’s stupid advice.

We took the pair of them to hospital for a check-up and thankfully the only harm done was to the fixtures and fittings so both were discharged home later that day. As for the wasp, well I have no idea how he did in all this!


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