Monday, July 23, 2007

Big Bugs

I woke up this morning, and walked over to the light switch on the other side of the room in stocking feet. I was really lucky.

A little further to the right and I’d have stepped directly on an upside-down cockroach more than two inches long with his legs flailing in the air. Instead, I opened my door to the outside world and swept him out with my broom. I then followed suit with this little guy who was closer to my bathroom door and also futilely doing the backstroke.


The night before, I went to grab a bag of sugar from the outside storage room. After unlocking the padlock on the creaky metal door, I swung it open and switched on the light. I didn’t see this guy (or girl, I really can’t tell) trying to squeeze himself unseen into the corner until I was on my way back out and switching the light off.


Yep, they’re big. At least that seem that way to me when they’re right in front of me!

2 comments:

Diahan said...

Nicole,
I admire your bravery. Though I am from Caribbean heritage my constitution is too fragile to accommodate such roommates. I have 2 scars from incidents running from their cousins - of all places - here in New York City. Just checking in. All the best,
Diahan Walker-Sealy, Peter Goldmark's asst.

Nic said...

Thanks Diahan! I sure don't feel very brave as I'm keeping them the full distance of the broom away from me! I hope everything's going well at Environmental Defense.