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September 28, 2008

A Wonka Moment

Filed under: Merchandise — scotsabroad @ 5:30 pm










We continue to discourage mosquitoes from feeding on us. In our bedrooms we have plug-ins with tablets that we change each evening. The insecticide is very effective although we question what toxins are contained in Ezalo’s magic potion.

Recently I was intrigued to open one of the foil wrapped tablets and discover it was a red instead of the usual blue. It also had a message in Arabic on one side. My imagination got the better of me. Was this a winning tablet? Was I entitled to a wad of cash or a new Mercedes Benz? A trip to the Ezaro factory? Maybe not.  

I asked Miss Ghada at work to translate. I was right. I was a winner. Presenting the red tablet back at the shop where I had bought it from ( receipt needed) entitled me to…….. 1LE!

I’m keeping the tablet and the story. Me and Charlie.



  1. Oh, bad luck! 1le won’t go far, will it? Hope you’re all well. Al’s fine here. Observer gave us Local Hero free with today’s paper, so it’s telly night here – with our 2nd last guest of the year, Andy, who’s been with us for four weeks now. He’s moving out on Thursday, two days after our final guest arrives. She’ll be here till she finds a flat. Oh, how nice it’ll be to have the place to ourselves.

    Was up in Nairn last week with G. Played golf four days running. Magical. Not one drop of rain. Hung out with out cousin, Dawn, who was lovely. Haven’t seen her since about 1990, so it’s great to discover a new cousin! G was well. Folks in good form, too.

    Talk soon.

    Comment by Alistair — September 28, 2008 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  2. Keep taking the tablets there is a cure. I would have thought that you might have made use of the tried and tested old fashioned enviromental method of a mosquito net. It may not be a toxin that it produces but a pheromone, posh word for a chemical. It works for honey bees. Science hypothesis over.

    Comment by Forbes M — September 29, 2008 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

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