Times When Not Hiking Mountains Saved My Life

working in an ER is terrifying (always, in general, and especially if you grew up watching My Girl) 🐝🐝
  1. the time i didn't step on a bee hive half way up a mountain.
    EMS didn't try to rescue me before getting attacked themselves and retreating down the mountain leaving me to fend for myself for 40 minutes. bees were not in my mouth/ hair/ clothes the whole time
  2. the time i didn't step on a bee hive at the top of the mountain
    i didn't end up in the ICU with anaphylaxis
  3. the time i didn't step on a bee hive at the top of the mountain
    i didn't successfully get to a safe ledge only to be swarmed to such a degree that i couldn't see anything and ran off a cliff and died. literally died.
  4. the time i spent my whole shift researching bees
    i did learn that if you're trying to protect yourself and you swat at/crush a bee, that that bee that is crushed to death releases a chemical odor that ATTRACTS MORE BEES. no, fuck that. seriously i'll probably never hike again.