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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Inside I'm Screaming

I stepped into the bathroom, closed the door, got situated, then noticed something on the floor. Upon closer examination, it turned out to be a jointed, hairy leg. Kind of like a roach's leg. Laying on the bathroom floor. I vacated the premises immediately, of course.

Two questions:
1) How did this isolated leg turn up on my bathroom floor.
2) Where's the rest of the roach?

I'm off to call Orkin now.


Darwin said...

Well, at least it wasn't one of these.

"Giant Cockroach Fossil. 6-1/8 inch body, 12x12 inch matrix. 300 million years old. Rhynie Chert beds in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. gaff. Collection of the Museum of World Oddities in Plant City in Florida. 2005."

Darwin said...

Just so everyone's clear the "gaff" in the above description means that this 6.125in creature never walked the earth, it comes from the hands of an ingenious sculpter.

Anonymous said...

Ewww. That sounds even worse than the morning that I walked into the office and found a spider suspended in the middle of the room on a huge web that it had spun overnight.

(I quailed about for a bit, wailing for the vacuum cleaner, until the nice little old lady house manager came in and crushed it in her bare hands. Then I quailed some more.)

Anonymous said...

Maybe the cat ate the rest of the roach? Ours sometimes catches and eats flies.

Anonymous said...

...So that's where I left that?

Thanks for finding it for me.

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mrsdarwin said...

You're welcome. Now come and get it out of my house!

Patrick Braga-Henebry said...

my dad mentioned that during one college summer he rented an apartment in Houston with some friends. They would consistently wake up to the counters fairly sprinkled with roach legs. Apparently the apartment had such an infestation problem that every night, the mice ate the roaches.
the building was later condemned and demolished.