Friday, November 6, 2009

At least I can get my mail now.

Boy I got a big SHOCK today!

Let me start from the beginning....

I had to run a little errand in town before I picked Jameson up from school today. I needed a pen to fill out some paperwork, so I got one out of one of the miscellaneous holders I have in my car. I was in a hurry, so I just left the holder open.

I finished my business, and got back in my car, and started driving back towards home. When I got to the first red light, I noticed I still had the pen in my hand, so I started putting it back into the holder.

THIS is what I saw when I looked down....

Now normally, bugs don't bother all. I usually just step on them, or suck them up in the Dust Buster and be done with them. But today, there was something about being at a red light, at a super-busy intersection, trapped in the car with this MONSTER. I really started freaking me out!

I couldn't shoo him out the window....he wouldn't budge.

I couldn't get out of the car because I am at the busiest intersection of our area.

What could I do?

Fortunately, he crawled down into the holder, giving me the opportunity to TRAP him until I could get home.

But I forgot about him.

I grabbed all of my stuff, preparing to wait in car-rider line for an hour, and thought I would drop by the Post Office to pick up my mail.

Then it dawns on me.....

THE BUG IS STILL IN THE HOLDER....WITH MY POST OFFICE KEY (The key with the ribbons on it)!


So, I bypassed the Post Office and went to wait in line. I took a few peeks, but he wouldn't budge.

I had the major heebie-jeebies while I waited on Jameson.

I told him all about it when he got in the car. He wanted to see it, but I didn't want to risk opening the holder while I was driving down the road. THEN, Jameson started squealing, I looked down, and his LEGS were coming out of the edges.

I'm telling ya, if he had crawled out of that thing, I probably would have wrecked!

Once we got home, I ran to get my DUST BUSTER.

Unfortunately, no matter what position I put it in, it just wouldn't suck him out. So, I got up my nerve, and grabbed the pen, and pulled him out.

Surprisingly, the bug didn't budge, and I had to fling him off the pen into the grass.

Now, I am Jameson's newest HERO


I can finally get my mail!


  1. OH MY GOSH!!!!!! You do know I am Bug Phobic don't you!!!! I was sitting here reading this with my hand over my mouth!!!!!!

    I would have gotten out of the car at that intersection honey and called 911 !!!!! No Doubt!!

    That thing is HUGE!!!! MASSIVE!!!!
    You are my hero!!!

    I would have wrecked!! The legs peeking out!!! OMG!!!!!

    Wrecked!! Definitely!

    Lou Cinda :)

  2. ohhh... ewwww.... gross.... I SO would have crashed!!! I dont mind bugs, in their natural habitat. Not in my car or my house or any where else enclosed!!

    What is that thing anyways???

  3. You are a riot! I just can't believe you could make such a great story out of finding a bug in your car! I loved it! I'm so glad you and your family are safe at last! Personally, if I had seen that creature, I would have started doing what my family refers to as my "bug dance", where I jump up and down while screaming. So, I guess I would have been hit by oncoming traffic, cause I can't do the bug dance inside a car! laurie

  4. I'm pretty sure I would have sold my car. There's NO way I would have driven around in the same vehicle with that thing. You are a much braver woman than I!

  5. OH come on now it was just a bug. But man if it would of been a worm i would of had to call 911.

  6. Holy Cow Robin!! I've got the heebie jeebies reading it!! I do well with all things creepy crawly...I hate those things though!

  7. eeeewwwwwww!!! what IS that thing?! I would not have survived that ordeal! way to go girl ;-)

  8. that is one UGLY bug!!

  9. It probably is a good thing you didn't squish it. It would smell to high heavens if you did. Looks like a cousin of the stinkbug. Maybe not, but just the same...

    Linda B.

  10. EW, that gives me the willies!! I feel like it is crawling on my skin now. YIKES

  11. Linda, Marty said he thought it was a stink bug, too. I'm REALLY glad I didn't smush it now!

  12. Omg...I hate bugs. Just seeing the picture of your bug made my skin crawl.

    You're my hero now.

  13. I can't even look at bugs without having nightmares. Speaking of...

    I woke up this morning out of a very strange dream. Your family and The Duggers were all visiting my home. There were people everywhere. You and I were trying to make poached eggs for everyone and the eggs kept sliding around in the water. I woke up feeling anxious because we were saying we would never get everyone fed at the rate we were going. Can you imagine trying to make poached eggs for that many people??? :)

  14. I'm good with bugs and all, but would not have cool with that. At All.
    Well done, brave lady!!

  15. LOL!!! NICELY DONE!! I would have freaked out too!! You're my hero!

  16. Yep, it's a stinkbug all right. And be glad that you didn't squash it! And FYI, don't pick those things up or squish them with your hands, they can carry Chagas disease (at least in South American countries) A type of this bug called the "kissing bug" has been known to transmit the disease in Louisiana. More totally random info from your friendly vet tech lol. Kathy (ask me about the giant flying roach in our car in Florida lol)


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