Last weekend my girlfriend and I went for lunch at her parents’ house. Her folks are fairly well-off and like the finer things in life, and mealtimes tend to be “just so”. Her grandmother and great aunt (neither of whom is 100% thrilled by the fast that g/f and I are living together) were also there.
We’d reached dessert, and g/f’s mother brings out bowls of summer fruits exquisitely moulded into clear, and rather alcoholic, jelly. Barely had I begun when a wasp spiralled with pinpoint accuracy into the jelly and became stuck fast. “Subtly”, I dug my spoon under the offending insect, whipped it out of the bowl and smushed it flat against the place mat. I don’t think anyone noticed… much
Anyhow, I finished my dessert (with a clean spoon), and suffered no ill effects.