Today we interview a Spanish fly!
Interviewer (I): Good morning, Mr. Fly
Fly (F): Hola, buenos días.
I: Mr. Fly, you look different than I expected.
F: Well that's because I'm a beetle. I have no idea why they call us Spanish flies instead of Spanish beetles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_fly
I: Mr. Fly, you have been trending in the news recently, thanks to a gaffe by our health minister, Mr. Baba.
F: (giggling) Do you know what Baba means in Spanish?
I: (Googles 'Baba Spanish meaning' and laughs together with the fly) Nice one, Mr. Fly!
F: Anyway, I choose to look at the positive side. Thanks to him, I now have thousands of new followers on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
I: Your species was accused of the deaths of more than a million people. What do you have to say about that?
F: Fake news. We are peaceful creatures. "Make love, not war" is our motto.
I: I hope this incident did not tarnish your image of Malaysia. What do you think of our country?
F: I think it's pretty cool, despite the dimwitted ministers. There's even a radio station named after me! (Fly FM)
I: So what are your plans after this?
F: I plan to visit all 500 countries in the world. How about you?
I: Travelling is definitely out of the question for me as we are still under a never-ending lockdown. My immediate need is to visit the toilet — I drank too much warm water just now!
Photo credit: Fahmi Reza