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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

EW!

There is a cockroach...waterbug...THING on my kitchen floor. I found it there at 4am when i couldn't sleep and went to the kitchen to do laundry. it was on it's back still wiggling it's wirey legs. I hate cockroaches or anything resembling them. Just last week I swore if I ever found a cockroach in my house I would move out.

Do you know how many other things I've sworn about?...

I'll never live in Texas.
I'll never work in a church.
I'll never get a dog.

I'm too afraid to say the rest of the list out loud...

The cockroach is still on the floor.

The deal with roommates has always been, you pick up the cockroach, i'll pick up the snake or spider or mouse or whatever. UGH. I have no roommate. She moved out last week. I have no boyfriend either which makes the situation even trickier. And with the price of gas now, no willing soul would drive over here to pick it up for me.

DAMNIT!

The little bug lived for a good two or three hours after I first found it. I felt just the tinsiest bit bad about that, but not enough to end it's life. Usually when I find wounded lizards the cats or dog have brought in that are still alive, I don't have the heart to kill them either. But I do gently pick them up and set them outside so they may die at least in their natural habitat. I love reptiles.

The only mercy I've ever showed any cockroaches were the ones I watched on Enchanted. When Giselle sings and all the city "animals" come help her clean house, I guffawed. But my affection for those cocky cleaners was still coupled with nervous collar tugging. Gross. Cockroaches cleaning? Funny, but gross.

Now if I could just figure out how to clean up my cockroach...

11 comments:

Debra said...

when I capture & release bees/wasps and once a scorpian (!), I put a jar on top of the critter and slide a piece of paper under the offender, and then, voila, I never have to touch it!

David McCullars said...

You should go see WALL-E. He's got a very cute pet cockroach. I don't believe I've ever before heard an audience gasp when they thought a cockroach had been killed.

Amelia said...

sorry i wasn't there to pick up the cockroach. :( and 4am? do you need some more sleeping herbs?

texasinafrica said...

I'm with Deb - I cover them with a plastic cup (which I can THROW AWAY), then slide stiff paper or newspaper under it.

Mrs.Collison said...

2 words....vacuum cleaner! The hose attachment saved my life when I lived by myself. Especially if it's a vacuum that still uses a bag...

Samuel Gunter said...

broom... sweep it out the door. You know he's only there because you use your kitchen too much. Stop doing that

Michelle said...

Love all the comments...especially the one about using your kitchen too much. Heehee.

Ann said...

don't worry guys, johnson picked it up with a paper towel today. i fully intended to vacuum it up as i felt that was the least disgusting option, but didn't get around to it... :)

Alysa said...

How is it less gross to leave a disgusting roach lying dead in your kitchen for 4 days, than it is to vacuum it up and deal with?

I know you have a vacuum fetish, so your last comment is confusing

David McCullars said...

Eyan has the same problem. If there's something he eats that he doesn't like, he'll sit there and hold it in his mouth for ten minutes rather than swallow it (as he knows he'll get in trouble if he spits it out).

texasinafrica said...

You LEFT IT ON THE FLOOR DEAD?!?

Just FYI, I'm never eating at your house again. :)