Monday, August 27, 2012

Case Of The Mondays

How can a Monday at the office get any worse?
A giant cockroach can be spotted running under the filing cabinet next to you.

It was about this size:

Image source.


Today is going to be a very long day.




17 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Oh yea! And those things multiply like crazy and are hard to get rid of.

Was he more afraid of you or you of it? :)

Rot said...

I'm not sure who was more afraid.
But I keep thinking I feel something running up my pant leg.

Adam said...

Atleast your not finding Tick's in your keyboard. Try typing with those wedged between the keys.

Shani said...

Omg...what time do you have to be at work?!?! I think THAT might be scarier then the cockroach! =)

Rot said...

HA.
A coworker told us a story of when she was dating her husband many years ago and they were on a rural road and she had to desperately use a restroom and none could be found. So he pulled over and she crept off the road into the bushes and tripped. She fell down a small hill into bigger bushes and got cut up on thorns and stuff. Then she saw a bunch of ticks on her legs and on her sweater...

She said they stood there for an hour picking them out of her hair and out of the grooves of the pattern in the sweater.

Horrible.

Rot said...

earrrrly
6AM

I think the roach was surprised to see me.

Adam said...

Uggghhh! If that was put in any nature based horror movie that would be THE scene! It's atories like that that make me hate nature. "Hey, Gotta piss." (falls down hill into bushes) "Great, now im infested with disease times 50!" Good god that would be aweful.

Shani said...

6AM =O Holy crap! I'm hoping that you don't have to stay until 5:00....that would be a torturous day for sure!

Ticks!!! EEK! My husband and I get squirrly when we find a wood tick on one of our dogs...I can't imagine having to spend an hour picking them off of myself. Now I'm itchy!

RebelShade said...

They actually have remote control roaches. We are planning on using one on one of our co workers. I wonder if there would be a 240.00 fine for that? :)

ANGELA MAGNUSON said...

Put bay leaves in your pant cuff or sock...a tip from my grad school professor when telling stories of doing in-home family therapy.

Rot said...

I wish to God I had some.

A detail to the story that developed after the blog post: There was a water fountain in another wing of this floor that burst over the weekend. It flooded most of a department. I have a feeling the roaches fled to dryer ground (there have been more sightings).

The down side to working in an old building.

Sara said...

Must be some cockroach! Bite your head off, man! lol.

So gross. I had to laugh about the roach seeing you there so early!! I got a mental picture of a bleary-eyed roach with a cup of coffee looking puzzled.

GoneferalinID said...

Eww, I'm always grateful and a little grossed out when the Orkin man makes his monthly rounds here at the morgue.

labratt said...

I have an all too true story about removing a tick with a bayonet from a very sensitive area while in a moving military vehicle.

Yes I have been able to father children, yes I did buy the driver all the drinks he wanted our next time out. Yes...it was scary as hell but had to be done.

Rot said...

man, that's hilarious

Her Strange Kind said...

Sounds like a "Palmetto bug" or American cockroach...they don't follow the normal roach rules and are friggin' HUGE. The can fly as well. Enjoy.

Mr Black said...

I have an allergy to roaches. No joke. I have never been a fan after that scene in Creepshow at the end. so gross.