Men need at least ONE hot-flash in their lives. Just one. Then they would know that clicking off our beloved air conditioning and turning the house into a sauna is not something that makes us love them more.
Since I turned into a sweat-y mess within 10 minutes of the new regime - i.e.no A.C., I thought I would sit under the ceiling fan (that is set on Mach-9) and relay my terrifying trip to the bathroom today while I was at work.
My boss has a really gorgeous house that is set on 10 mostly wooded acres. And since it IS so close to nature, nature feels free to come on in.
For example - one day we found a frog in a potted plant. Inside the house. I've heard that they've found a snake or two by the hot water heater...I always make sure to shut THAT door when I head to my office!
But the worst place for me for some reason is the office bathroom.
I walked in one day and saw something on the toilet seat. Thank God! As I was wiping it off I saw the big black spider that was in the toilet bowl!!
Another day, I was the only one in the house and I kept hearing this scritching sound coming from the bathroom. i immediately thought - serial killer - but screwed up all my courage and peeked in the bathroom. There was a MOUSE in the toilet!!! I slammed the lid down and went screaming back to my office. The fourth time I called Larry he finally persuaded me to flush the toilet. ARGH!!
So today I reached into the bathroom, turned on the light, stepped in, turned around and saw the BIGGEST SPIDER I"VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!!
|SHOWN SMALLER THAN ACTUAL SIZE!!!!|
I guess I don't need to add that I pretty much wet my pants.
I couldn't step on it - I was wearing Crocs and it is a known fact that you can't KILL a spider by stomping on them with Crocs - you just WOUND them and generally piss them off. So I carefully slid out of the bathroom and went looking for an anvil or something of that nature. What I found was two reams of paper which I slammed down on that sucker, then I stomped on THAT and decided to leave it there as a deterrent to other spiders.
Then I decided to work from home the rest of the day.
I still needed to go to the bathroom.