Sitting naked by the fire, hair full of olio olive…to smother the theoretical little bastards.
My kindergartener brought them, along with his homework.
Fruitbasket turnover…wash all the bedding…now I’m on mine…
Pillows take such a long time….and they always feel wet, even when they’re not.
I’m amazed that there is still a social stigma to this…but not really surprised.
There are so many Zelda Fitzgerald wannabe’s…who must look down their noses at everyone, in order to maintain the fiction of self worth.
My hair is too long and thick, and flecked with grey, and white(and perhaps dandruff?) to determine the actual presence of arthropods….and I fear a reaction of some sort from pouring permethrin onto my scalp….so it’s old fashioned, Mediterranean Folk Remedies.
Wiki says that the safest, most effective countermeasure is working Vaseline into one’s hair, and letting it sit there for a day….
Visions of Robert Burns, in Church…
The DNA studies of Head and Body Lice, are very interesting…they were the same thing…the same critter, ere we began wearing clothes. Now, they are still essentially the same organism, but do not comingle…and only deign to mate under laboratory conditions.
Hemingway said,”The world is a fine place….and worth fighting for.”….and I agree.