Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weird, Wild Stuff

I was going to the bathroom and I undid my pants and started to pull them down when something caught my eye.. It was a praying mantis.. On my zipper.. Totally freaked me out! How I wish I had a picture of my face at that moment.. Because seriously, how weird is it to find a praying mantis hanging out by your zipper on your jeans.. How did it get there? I have no idea. How long was it there? I have no idea. Why did it feel the need to travel on my pants? Maybe it was part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for Praying Mantis's. Who knows? Just to clarify, I didn't kill the thing. After I (very quietly) freaked out (because I didn't think it was appropriate to shout in the bathroom) and brushed it onto the floor using my cell phone (which is smaller than my hand and was actually quite difficult to use but I was being a scaredy-pants and didn't want to touch the bug.. plus, I was sick, and disoriented by the near disaster), I used the toilet then washed my hands and used the drying towels to pick up the bug (insect?) and gently put it out the window. Tragedy averted.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Great story! :) It made me laugh

Kellie said...

I think I would have had no problem shouting in the bathroom. I would have been pretty loud unless it was at night and the kids were asleep. Hey, I need your address!!

mom said...

hehehe this is still funny!!

Chris and Laura said...

One of my students brought a praying mantis into my classroom today--I immediately made him take it outside. And he thought I'd be so excited to see it...