Monday, November 24, 2008

Unpleasant Surprise

Tonight there was a ginormous, 2" long roach in the bathtub. It was dead, probably thanks to the cat, but that wasn't the point. I'm a tough gal in a lot of ways, but those creatures creep me out. If I were single, I would've contemplated taking showers at the gym as a better option than having to remove said carapace.

But I'm a married woman.

Thanks, Dan. This is why I love you.

14 comments:

RoadBunner said...

TWO inches!! Yikes. We had monster ones in Hawaii (luckily in NYC I lived on the fifth floor and didn't have many encounters). My college friend/roommate was deathly scared of roaches. She once saw one in her bedroom, shut the door and stuffed shirts under it so it couldn't come out, and slept upright in a chair in the living room! I was always the one on roach carcass duty.

I was telling my boyfriend when we went to see the butterflies at Pacific Grove how strange is the human affinity for butterflies? I mean thousands of flies, roaches, spiders, praying mantises...even moths and it would freak humans out!!

R.J. Keller said...

Ack!!!

Good man, Dan.

furrybutts said...

Eewww!! I can't stand roaches, especially the flying ones!! They always seem to fly straight into my face!!

I once put on a sock, and there was a roach inside! And another time, a roach crawled up my jeans!! I've had enough of them and I pray that is the end of all roach encounters for me!

Kudos to Dan for saving the day ;)

the Bag Lady said...

That's another reason I live in the frozen north - no roaches!!
I've only ever seen one (it was dead, thank heavens) that came into the house with a bunch of bananas.
*shudder*

Good for Dan!

Leah J. Utas said...

Ewwww.

FrecklesandDeb said...

EWWWWW! We can't blame you for not wanting to remove the thing! Good thing Dan was around to save the day! You'd better keep him!

Jill said...

Nasty!!!!! I hate those things! I used to sick Beazer on them when he was able. I would see a roach, go get the Beaz, show him where it was, make sure he saw it and was interested, wait for him to chase if down and when crunch time came I would "la, la, la" my way quickly out of hearing range and wait a few minutes for the deed to be done!! Usually all that was left was a wing and a leg! Ick!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

EEEEEK, hooray for Pixel and Dan. We don't have many here, we are a bit too far north, I guess, but it is an old house and there are sometimes mice and rats and then there was the skunk that died under the house....

Erin said...

Ew! I make my husband kill all the bugs in our house too. No roaches here though. I used to work in an office in Newark that had tons of them. A big one crawled over my foot once. I sat with my feet up on my chair for a week!

Thomma Lyn said...

Ewwwww, 2" long roach! Ew ew ew ew ew. Kudos to Dan for removing the icky thing! :)

Thomma Lyn said...

Forgot to tell you, my friend -- I have an award for you on my blog! :)

pacatrue said...

I despise those things, despite having spent most of my life with them in Louisiana and Hawaii. I'm generally a rather peaceful guy, but as soon as I see one, I launch into a mad killing spree and cannot rest until it is squished and gone.

I'm not sure I'm a good role model for my 5-year-old.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ginormous is also an 8" banana slug in your sleeping bag!

Brainball said...

Hooray Pixel, the mighty hunter! I'd have fun taking out a great big roach, too!

Rumbly purrs and floofy headbonks from Brainball (Alpha Cat of the Ballicai, of course!).