Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Die Schabe. Emphasis on "Die".

Of course my work shoes were exactly where I had left them the other evening, smack dab in the middle of the archway separating the kitchen from the dining room. Makes it easy to find them, right?

So I slid my left foot out of my sandal and started to insert it into the loafer. It takes a little extra effort to wiggle into shoes as this is the foot that I have broken twice and the toes of which I have broken on three other completely separate occasions.

It's my unlucky foot.

I kinda felt something under my toes and figuring it was some small grass I may have picked up walking across our freshly mowed lawn when I came home on Monday, I pulled my foot back out and pushed the shoe onto its side.

And that's when I saw it.

Oh yeah. You see it coming, don't ya? Too bad I didn't.

Le cancrelat. La blatta. La cucaracha. A cockroach.

Not of gigantuan proportions I'll admit, but big enough that having a large human appendage abruptly shoved against it did virtually no real damage.

Although I think that had I actually crushed a roach with my bare foot, it truly might have caused me to go over the brink of hysteria on which edge I was already perched.

I haven't seen a roach since my last near brush with a fate worse than death which occurred several weeks ago.

And this time I actually touched it.


  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger JohnH985 said…

    I had the same thing happen to me once. Ick doesn't even begin to describe the feelling.

  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger Queen of the Universe said…

    When I went to put the trash can out on the curb this evening, a roach chased me down the sidewalk. I swear, I must exude something similar to roach pheromones. I wish I attracted dollar bills in the same manner.


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