|FLY ON THE MENU.|
You may remember that Sheikh Geraldo has been having a little battle with the early autumn flies of Fuengirola (click here if you need a recap). So Friday morning at Café Manila, Richard brought over his remedy for those pesky flies: a small plate containing a slice of lemon into which he had inserted cloves. He says it keeps the flies away.
Sheikh Geraldo removed the towel from his head and went back to being plain old San Geraldo.
It turns out Richard was right. Not one single solitary fly went anywhere near … the lemon and cloves. They did, however, continue to visit us, the condiments. And, yes, [a] Spanish Fly was even on the menu.
Fortunately, the fly on the menu wasn’t “the” Spanish Fly. The Spanish Fly, historically used as an aphrodisiac, can be deadly. Our Spanish flies are just annoying.
San Geraldo is back to being the Sheikh. (And I do need to tell you that our “fly problem” is not as bad as it might seem.) This is simply San Geraldo’s experience of it — the same man who complained this morning about the bitter chill, saying, “It’s only supposed to get up to 21 or 22 today.” I responded, “You do realize that’s around 70 fahrenheit, don’t you?”
I got “a look.”
|THE LEMON AND CAPERS CURE.|
|THE SHEIKH BESIDE THE LEMON AND CAPERS CURE.|
|THIS IS WHAT A DREARY SUNRISE LOOKS LIKE IN LOS BOLICHES.
(CLICK TO ENLARGE… YOU STILL WON’T SEE ANY FLIES.)