1187. Clean and green
© Bruce Goodman 27 November 2017
What a go-ahead suburb Greenqueen was! For years they had cared about the environment. The streets were lined with gardens and hanging baskets. No artificial sprays used here. The council had stipulated: all was to be clean and green in Greenqueen.
And then disaster struck. There was an ant plague. Every garden, every hanging basket, every lamp post, every shop door was alive with ants. Something had to be done.
A pest control firm was contacted. Could you come in plain clothes, in plain vehicles, in the middle of the night, and surreptitiously spray the streets with ant-killing spray?
They did that, and no one complained because no one knew.
Unfortunately, with the lack of labels everything was mistakenly sprayed with weed-killer.