I know you are, but what am I?

          While eating at the very best German Restaurant in Portland, we asked the waitress about a large bag of water hanging eye-level over a window box of flowers just outside the front entrance. 

          Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.  —  Benjamin Franklin

2 comments:

veach st. glines said...

She said: "Hanging a clear bag of water outside open doors and un-screened windows keeps the flies out. Because of their faceted eyes, they see the light refracting through a hundred bags of water and turn the other way."

Davecat said...

And this is why there are no flies to be found in the entire principality of Germany.

As we don't have a screen door for our stunning one-bedroom flat, I might have to give this a go! If any flies make it inside, though, I'll hold Germany responsible.