A funny thing happened yesterday at work. Of course, it wasn't so funny at the time but it's humor is becoming more obvious to me as some time passes.
We don't have a kitchen at work but we do have a fridge and coffeemaker. So if anyone eats or drinks something and has to wash dishes, they need to either take their dishes home or wash them in the bathroom sink.
I went into the bathroom to wash a mug out for coffee and all was quiet, the morning was kind of lazy even since we'd just gotten a grant out the day before there was a sort of lull to the day. I turned on the water and a HUGE cockroach (at least 2-2 1/2 inches long) came scurrying out of the drain and comes to rest on the floor behind the door.
Always having prided myself on not being the sissy girl who's afraid of bugs, I was a little embarrassed by the sound I made upon seeing this thing. It wasn't a scream but it was enough for my boss to come running asking if everything was okay.
Now, everyone was a little freaked out by the size of this thing but no one really wanted to get near it. We had no bug spray, traps, bait or anything of the sort to make this thing die. I have this weird thing too that if I am going to hear it crunch or feel it squish in a paper towel or under my shoe, I'm not killing it.
This being the situation, the cockroach won. It got to stay. I'm telling you, it wasn't afraid. The light was on and there were a group of people around but this thing just sat there, almost like it was daring us to do something.
Bizarre, I know. But it gets better.
A few hours later I had to go to the bathroom. So I walked in slowly and was looking around. I started to close the door and was all the while looking at the spot on the floor where the thing had decided to reside earlier. It wasn't there. I was safe. Then I looked up. It was on the trim around the door at eye level!
Well, I made that noise again, once again causing a co-worker to come running.
My office is above a pizza parlor so there are going to be bugs, even roaches. I'm as okay as I can be with this but I don't want to see them! This really just freaked me out some. I felt dirty and itchy all day and after this most recent episode refused to use the ladies room. From that point on, the men's room was the only way to go!
Anyway, my first sighting of the cockroach was around 9:30 am. When I left at 5 pm, it was still on the trim behind the door. For the first time in the year and a half I've worked there, I'm not looking forward to returning on Monday! I think that I need to be prepared when I arrive though.