This past Saturday after daylight savings time my body was feeling a little wonky. I powered through some assignments and readings though because we were having a roommates movie night. What was on the menu? The Goonies! I could not pass that up.
If you’ve noticed these are minor details prior to the climax of the night, which was my discovery of a silver fish?!? – maybe something else – on the wall in my bedroom. I am NOT a fan of bugs. I do not kill them. I call my father to do that, or my old roommate Suni after that. BUT in this house there’s a rule. YOU SEE IT YOU KILL IT.
I think this is a little unfair but lately I’ve been getting away with others coming to help me. Not too long ago I had TWO LADY BUGS in my room. AND I know what you’re thinking, “lady bugs are harmless”. LET ME TELL YOU that they are NOT. They kept psychotically flying around my room towards all lights. Until they finally ended up in my light fixture unable to get out. Ian caved to my despair, and came upstairs to take down the light fixture and threw them down the toilet. My savior.
WAD of tissues in my hand, and ready to pounce on this disgusting bug on the wall above my bed – I didn’t even get near enough for him to sense me – and he RAN AWAY! Where? I have no idea. I screamed, and began to move my bed away from the wall. Flipped back ALL of my sheets, and pillows in fear that it climbed in.
My failed attempt haunting me – I had no other choice – but to go back downstairs and finish watching the movie. I kept the light on though so that there wouldn’t be another appearance.
Ready for bed, and movie over I went back upstairs. I looked around. There on my garbage can was the BUG. I whispered to Rick to come help me kill it. He wasn’t opposed and so grabbed paper towel. He caught it! BUT it slipped out of his hands. He claims that he hurt it, but we will never really know.
That night I slept with my lamp on, and woke up every few hours frantically wiping my mouth and head. I did not want protein that night, and everyone kept saying I was going to eat it in my sleep.
Clearly insomnia is no joke, and I know people who suffer on occasion from it. BUT if you get it from knowing there are bugs in your room I hear you! I haven’t slept properly in the last two nights, and am sleeping on the side of the bed furthest from the walls.