Monday, June 16, 2008

Creepy Crawlies

Ladies, if you have a big, strong man around, please be grateful.

For the longest time, I've had a spider living in the corner of my bathroom. I'm ok with this. Where I live is affectionately referred to as Skeeter Flats, and as long as the spider stays put, fine. He eats the things that like to nibble on me while I snooze.

This morning, as I was getting out of my shower, Mr. (Mrs.?) spider decided he was going to drop on down and say hello. Only by my quick shimmy out of the way did I barely manage to miss him literally landing on my shoulder. I shiver just thinking about it! The worst part, for me, of killing a bug is hearing it crunch. However, when faced with a spider hitch-hiking or hearing a crunch, yup, I grabbed a Kleenex and that crawlie found itself going down the toilet! I then also re-sprayed all around the window. No more!

When I was in college, we had a rule that if you squish it, you clean it. Eventually, the housekeeping department would get a call from the kitchen, "We need our glasses back." We would trap the bugs so they couldn't go anywhere, but yet, since we didn't squish them, we didn't have to do anything with them.

Fast forward to about 3 years ago, when I found a HUGE, and yes, I do really mean, huge spider hanging out right beside the toilet as I tried to do my thing. I had one of those McDonald glasses, you know, the Shrek ones with about a 3.5" diameter opening, right beside the sink. I flipped that glass down over the spider and it barely covered it! I finally tracked down one of my guy friends to come and dispose of the creature.

You know Cindy? My co-worker? She hates things that jump. She'll barely go into an office if there is a cricket on the floor! Chris once threw away my whole trash can. He had taken them to the dumpsters for me, but when he pulled the lid off, there was a giant black snake curled up looking back at him! He said he just didn't even bother - just threw away can and all!
Any good creepy-crawlie stories out there that you've had?


Angie said...

Ew, ew, ew. I tell my husband all the time I only keep him around to kill bugs and open jars. :) Glad the spider didn't actually land ON your shoulder. I think I would have died right there naked and miserable in the shower. Hope this taught Mr. Spider's friends a lesson!