Lovley day spent at Agni, time to go so glugged down the last of my Mythos...& wasp. Little B****r stung my in the throat on the way down. Not nice. Hasily I took two Piriton tablets (always carry them) however within 1/2 an hour it was getting realy difficult to breath. The emergency doctor I saw was fantastic and after some big jabs things calmed down and I am still here on the planet, he did however say I was lucky...
My advice watch out for wasps or use a straw..
Message posted by MartynG on 03áSeptemberá2006 at 2:44pm - IP Logged
That's awful! We just got back and, although they didn't seem as bad as usual the first week and we were really surprised, they then arrived with a vengeance the last few days we were there. We kept a fly swat with us all the time and had to wave it around just to eat our meals!! Will take your advice and stick to a straw!!
Message posted by John and Hilary on 03áSeptemberá2006 at 6:10pm - IP Logged
Intresting Jeremy that you didn't look at your drink before taking a gulp - I take it you were very thirsty - or was it perhaps Mythos number somethingteen ? and your eyes had given up !!
I think the biggest danger here - is people drinking out of cans - wasps regularly enter the small aperture on the top - and then get agressive when they cant easily get out. I never allow my little un - to drink pop from a can for that very reason.
Beer drinkers - take note !!!
Message posted by JeremyS on 03áSeptemberá2006 at 6:47pm - IP Logged
I was stung by a wasp for the first time ever in the 39 years of my life in Corfu last weekend, It managed to get trapped in my armpit and wasn't nice!!! I'm planning on spending at least another 39 years wasp sting free!!!
Message posted by Capricorn1 on 04áSeptemberá2006 at 4:08pm - IP Logged
Gosh that's a frightening story! Hope you are recovered now.
My dad who is allergic to wasp's got stung last year just as we sat down to enjoy our fabulous lunch in Kalami, within moments he couldn't breath and was swelling up fast, luckily we were able to inject him with his epi pen of adrenaline (which was the first time in ages he had it on him) and continue with our lunch and mythos .
Message posted by GeorgieG on 05áSeptemberá2006 at 8:52pm - IP Logged
one thing I do if I have a can of pop is to wedge a piece of card, beer mat or similar, under the folded back ring pull, which effectively blocks the opening!!! mind you, as I usually drink draft Mythos, can easily see the little devils if they pop in for a swift one!!!!!
Message posted by morgwick on 20áSeptemberá2006 at 3:17pm - IP Logged
I had one in my wine jug last week, poured it out with a refill! They are certainly very bad this year - I ordered mussels at Boukari one lunchtime and had 8 wasps buzzing around my lunch - too scared to pull my chair out in case I trapped one under my hand/armpit so just sat there desperately trying to get my husband to do something - he was busy on his mobile trying to text a friend (don't you just hate mobiles on holiday?) Anyway, swapped my mussels for his fried sardines so he had the problem then! Our waiter brought out a saucer with Greek coffee (dried) in it, then set a little alight, it burned like a joss stick and believe it or not it worked!
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