Time’s fun when you’re having flies.
~Kermit the Frog
Time flies like the wind; fruit flies like a banana.
~attributed to Groucho Marx
It’s not easy being green unless you also have a dorsal brown stripe and live in a box of ripe Asian pears on the front porch that has become a metropolis of Drosophila (fruit flies). Then you are in frog heaven with breakfast, lunch and dinner within reach of your tongue any time.
And the Drosophila happily move in to the kitchen any time some pears are brought in. The apple cider vinegar killing fields I’ve set up on the kitchen counter are capturing dozens daily, but their robust reproducing (which I carefully studied in undergraduate biology lab) outstrips the effectiveness of my coffee filter funnel death trap lures.
Fruit fly season too shall pass. Time flies and time’s fun when you’re having frogs.