Tuesday, August 23, 2005

If you were working at the computer and all of a sudden a huge, black, hairy moth interposed itself between the computer screen and your head… would you jump back out of your chair and yell things like holy shit and fuck?

No, of course you wouldn't. Moths can't hurt you. They're just dumb, light-seeking, butterfly-type bugs.

It certainly wouldn't make you rapidly back away from your office door watch anxiously as the moth fluttered around your ceiling, your pulse pounding in your ears.

As the moth descended and crawled behind your office chair, I'm sure you wouldn't feel the need to cautiously poke and kick the chair with your outstretched toe, hoping to provoke the moth out of hiding so you could call someone else over to deal with it.

Okay, and I'm sure if you couldn't get the moth to come out, you wouldn't be sitting on the edge of your chair listening for signs of the moth's movement or intent, ready to freak out and bolt at the merest sign of it.

Because that would be silly.

4 comments:

kara said...

so intense is my fear of all things bug-like that i would do all of the above and probably something else.

landismom said...

The other day, I opened the door of our shed, and out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a tarantula. Of course, I jumped about 80 feet in the air.

On further inspection, it revealed itself to be a cricket. Yes, a cricket.

Let's never mention this again.

KymberlieBlue said...

You have obviuosly never heard the wild and freakish tale about me searching every single vinyl album cover in a full Peaches crate for a silverfish at 3:30 in the morning.

I can also mimick a BANSHEE when confronted by a waterbug.

Nooo, I don't necessarily want them dead. I want them OUT, OUT, OUT.

And then, there can be peace.

kenju said...

I want the OUT too! Check out the moth I posted yesterday; you might run from this one, as I did.