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The old bee down the shirt trick.

Many years ago, I was riding to work on my Yamaha 650 special twin.
It was a rather comfy bike, especially graduating from a Honda CB 350.

As I was doing about 50, I felt something hit my throat, but paid little attention, that is, until I felt a severe burning pain on my stomach.
It felt as though a flicked cigarette had hit me, gone down my shirt, and was now burning my stomach.
I then felt it again, then again.
I began to panic, and started slapping at my stomach with my left hand, all the while trying to focus on the road, and keep the bike upright.
I was only a mile or so from work, so I kept after it, until I got there.

I stopped, pulled off my helmet, unzipped and flew out of my jacket.
I quickly lifted my shirt to see a writhing wasp fall and hit the ground.
I danced all over that bastard all the while yelling at it to die!!!

I gathered my stuff, and headed inside to the restroom.
I lifted my shirt, and I had a welt about a half inch tall and about the size of a 45 record.
It burned like holy hell.

I grabbed a few paper towels and soaked them with cool water and applied it to my wound which looked like it had at least 4 puncture marks from the stupid wasp.

I recomposed myself, and went and sat at my bench to get to work.
It still stung for a few hours, but by the end of the day had subsided.
I was grateful to the God's for giving me the ability to keep the bike up, but cursed them for creating such an unnecessary, painful insect.

Yesterday, I returned from my ride, and rode my bike into the chock on my trailer.
I shut the bike off, removed my helmet, hung it on the bars, and removed my vest.

I got off the bike, stepped down off the trailer, then all of a sudden had a flashback of a severe burning on my belly.
I quickly slapped, then lifted my shirt.
Out fell a stupid bee.

It's been over 24 hours now, and it still itches like a son of a bee......tch!!!

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I had a bee sting me a couple weeks ago I felt something on my shoulder blade so I turned off of the main road, down a side street. I pulled over and asked my friend to check under my clothes. I was wearing a padded jacket. My friend knocked the bee out from under my shirt and squashed it on the ground. I immediately showed her where I keep my epi pen. But I was fine. I don't think the bee injected me with his poison. He pulled out.
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you'll get a kick out of my luck Joe...

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you'll get a kick out of my luck Joe...
Yeah, I guess, huh?

Don't you wish on those days, that the powers that be, tap you on the shoulder and tell you to just stay in bed?

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I've been hit before but managed to kill it before it stung me. Sorry you weren't so lucky.

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He pulled out.
Pulling out is iffy, you could wind up in dire consequences
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Sonsabeach still itches like all get out this morning.
Maybe it was one of them African man eating psycho killer bees.

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Maybe it was a radioactive bee. You could turn into beeman. You'll be able to take out the toughest villain with a single sting. Unfortunately you'll die when you do.

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Maybe it was a radioactive bee. You could turn into beeman. You'll be able to take out the toughest villain with a single sting. Unfortunately you'll die when you do.
That there was a serious design flaw with the honey bee.
Use your only defense, and it kills you.

Seems rather moot doesn't it?

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I got a yellow jacket in my helmet years ago. Somethings you will never forget.
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