About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bugs don't bug me but cockroaches do!

I was just chatting with a friend on how cockroaches really really really bug me.

It seems I am not the only one that they bug.

Other bugs do not really bug me. I am not bothered by lizards, flies, rats, mosquitoes, ants, swiftlets, all the other nameless bugs that come to my place to visit.

I do not like them, but I am not bothered by them.

But somehow, cockroaches, they really get to my nerves.

My cockroach repellent is wifey and her slippers, she just whacks them.

My friend even told me that there are days in Miri where she has a insect spray next to her even when she watches television and she is trigger happy with these critters.

I for one can get quite trigger happy but thankfully there are not that many around.

The worst kind of cockroaches are those that fly. I really really hate it when they fly. When they fly, my repellent (wifey and her slippers) do not work that well.

My mom used to tell me that the cockroach is near death when it starts to fly - I do not know where she would have got this scientific information but could be worth some research.

Once when I was in primary school, a cockroach had hidden in my school shorts and I put it on. I thought it was some wood or something until I pulled it out and screamed.

I am a little cockroach phobic since then.

In those reality shows where they eat bugs, cockroaches to me are the most disgusting of them all.

Cockroaches are among the hardiest insects on the planet.

Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources like the glue from the back of postage stamps.

Some can go without air for 45 minutes.

Seriously, these bug really bugs me.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

Ser said...

This is the funniest blog since your Genie story...

Enjoyed reading your cockroach story. Please publicise in FB. Worth reading.

How come you so very buta one...never check your knickers before wearing ah?...Until today I check mine before wearing (Well, maybe I am a bit OCB on many issues...)