Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Honey or Jam?

Let's say, a honey bee that is part of a big hive of bees, was all of a sudden told...we do not really care for the honey that much anymore. We prefer jam. We know we brought you in to make honey, and actually we want you to keep making honey because we like that other hives know how good of a honey bee you are, BUT we are only going to give you clovers (bee money, DUH) if you are making some delicious JAM.

AND, AND, AND, we are going to require you to do a bunch more pollen collecting because remember we don't really like the honey and you really need to be making jam, even though everyone knows that honeybees don't even really know how to make very good jam.

When the hell does the freaking Dean QUEEN BEE expect that bee to make the jam????

9 comments:

Swistle said...

This makes me feel like getting out a FLY SWATTER.

Hotch Potchery said...

OH, was it not clear? I am the honeybee---please don't swat me!

Shelley said...

Well crap - I thought tenure was supposed to stop this kind of crap - er, jam. :(

Hotch Potchery said...

Shelley---ME TOO!!!

chezjulie said...

Well, you know, all that uni..., um, queen bees are interested in these days is how much clover their honeybees can bring in. That seems to be the name of the game in, um, hives these days. And if honeybees in some parts of the hive are tend to bring in less clover, they are shunned by the queen even if they fly around just as much.

Also, that sucks.

Mrs. Irritation said...

WTF??! That totally sucks. I'm sorry your Queen Bee is such a jackass.

creative kerfuffle said...

you are quite the clever one and i love your...bee story. although really and truly being told you have to make jam when you are a honey-making master is just wrong. i don't suppose joining a different hive is even an option?

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

[Sad Face] ... just when you got to that place you'd been working hard to get to ... you're thrown another curve ball. Sigh.

wafelenbak said...

I like Swistle's comment--if we apply it to taking out the Queen Bee. :)

 
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