B is Braving the Bumble!
I like wearing freshly laundered and pressed clothes for work and I like ironing my clothes myself. But you know sometimes you are running late and need to iron in a hurry just before you step out.
So on this particular morning, I grabbed my formals which were drying out in the balcony and did quick ironing before I went for my bath.  
Husband was still asleep as his work timings were very different. I wore my trouser and was buttoning up my shirt when I felt a sharp pain on the back of my left knee. This pain was strong and painful enough to get me screaming and jumping half dressed. It woke my sleepy hubby who could only muster “you’re screaming so loud!!”

When I tried to feel the area of pain I could feel something fluttering!
‘What the hell! What was in my pants! A cockroach!!!’
Those few seconds were hell… I hate cockroach.. or anything like that.
Indro came for help. I could feel he was grinning inside with my third eye I guess, and I was in a good mood to give that back but this flustering entity was the bigger problem at that moment. The pants were off in a second. And guess what came flying out – a bee!! A big fat black and yellow bumble bee!!!!
The sight of it was bad enough to get me screaming louder but the pain was worse.
Leg in pain, huge bee flying in the room – it was horror story for me.
I had to go to work, had an important morning meeting but the leg was in bad shape – swollen, red and burning. Damn that bumble bee!! I remembered applying vinegar would bring relief. Don’t know where I had heard that. Indro got the vinegar bottle from the kitchen in a flash and I fetched some cotton from the medicine chest. Just before application the label on the bottle caught my attention. It read Chili Vinegar!!!!
Can you imagine what would have happened?
Some after shave came to rescue and I limped till work later.
One brave bee, I tell you!
For more of such anecdotes from my life keep visiting throughout April. 
Do you have any experience with a bee or any other insect? Let me know. I’ll wait for your comment.

This post is written for the A to Z Challenge 2016 for Day 2 Letter B. Visit A to ZBlogChatter to read other beautiful bloggers!

Tina Basu

24 Comments on #AtoZChallenge 2016 Day 2 – B is Braving the Bumble!

  1. Rajlakshmi
    April 2, 2016 at 4:37 am (3 years ago)

    hahahaha oh dear !!! 😀 chilli vinegar!! You have an exciting life. I was once bitten by Bumble bee… the pain made me see the stars and moons.

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  2. Kala Ravi
    April 2, 2016 at 11:39 am (3 years ago)

    Hahaha…you poor dear! Thankfully I havent been bitten by one! I'll be back for your C story 😉
    @KalaRavi16 from

  3. bookworm
    April 2, 2016 at 11:47 am (3 years ago)

    Years ago (in the coldest month of the year!) I got in our car and sat on a wasp. An hour drive to work was ahead of me, sitting on the throbbing sting. I stood at my desk all day, it hurt so much. Ouch! That was a painful story of yours to read. Chili vinegar, that was a close call! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  4. Karan Shah
    April 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm (3 years ago)

    I liked how effortlessly you explained our mundane everyday experiences in life 🙂

  5. thewhitescape
    April 2, 2016 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Bees Are Good Luck – Really! I decided to Google BEES and the word LUCK. Read some BEE-LORE, that has made me feel a lot more comfortable with the buzzing visitors. In fact, I'm actually feeling a lot better now… kind of.If a bee enters your home, it's a sign that you will soon have a visitor. If you kill the bee, you will have bad luck, or the visitor will be unpleasant. Bees have often been regarded as wise and even holy insects. Now, if for some reason MY BEES decide to give an encore performance, I will know exactly what to do, to make the MOST out of the situation.

  6. Breyana Murphy
    April 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Agony for sure, but the way you wrote about it, made me grinn. Thank you!

  7. Geets
    April 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Ha ha..!! Cockroach and then bee.. it was a funny tale and I know it sounds funny to readers, but in reality it must have been a real pain.. Bee bites are a nightmare!

    Take care woman!


  8. Parul
    April 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh man!! thankfully that label caught your attention. This was funny but yes, must have been painful and that you had to call it a day off. Poor you!

  9. Mars
    April 7, 2016 at 6:50 am (3 years ago)

    I was in Turkey in the middle of nowhere, travelling in the back of a friends truck when we drove into a bee from a nearby hive – it stung me on my head… total panic, have never been stung before so didn't know if I might be allergic… but middle of nowhere so wouldn't be able to get help if I was!

    Thankfully I'm not but I will never forget that bee!

    I also got stung by a wasp that then got trapped in my hair… was on my own, worst 10 mins of my life insect wise…. I see a pattern emerging I think – I have attractive hair to insects!

    Mars xx
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  10. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:27 am (3 years ago)

    I surely can empathize

  11. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:27 am (3 years ago)

    There was nothing lovely with that bee

  12. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:28 am (3 years ago)

    Thank the heavens you didn't get stung

  13. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:28 am (3 years ago)

    Yeah damn that bee. Thanks Alana for dropping by

  14. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:29 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks Karan

  15. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:29 am (3 years ago)

    Oops I didn't know that

  16. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:29 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Breyana

  17. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:30 am (3 years ago)

    Good luck to you too

  18. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:30 am (3 years ago)

    It was horrible in reality

  19. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:31 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Rashmi

  20. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:31 am (3 years ago)

    Yeah otherwise needed the fire tanker I guess

  21. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:32 am (3 years ago)

    Omg that was close call


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