Bit of background: on my own on my year abroad, terrified of just about any insect never mind something so big and disgusting.
I'm currently living in the basement of someone's house so I know it's to be expected but I was just in the kitchen cooking some rice and some sort of black beetle (pretty big, about 3cm long if not more) came out from under the fridge. I'm sure it's not a cockroach, didn't look like one.
I'm TERRIFIED to say the least, I'm already alone (I know the person who rents me the house is upstairs but she's an old woman and will probably be quite dismissive as she's lived here all of her life) and this has scared me to death.
We had mice in our uni flat last year, I dealt with that, but here my room is right next to the kitchen; will he come in or did he just want some dinner from the crumbs by the fridge?
Once upon a time, whilst in Australia, I saw a similarly sized beetle. I took it off my stuff, put it by the door, and let it go about it's own business. Thing is, that beetle had something against me...
The audacious bar steward climbed up the wall, along the ceiling, and whilst I was mid song (playing guitar), the ****** dropped and landed squarely on my head! I near **** myself, then threw the mofo out the room!
(Original post by Boon!)
It's going to eat you in your sleep, beginning with your eyeballs.
That is more or less true. The thing is, ive heard this story before. You saw it when it was 3cm long.. but by the end of the day, it will be at least 2 METRES long. Its speed is so fast, that it will come all the way from the basement and stand in front of you in the time it takes you to blink. Then..
(Original post by GazzyG)
What is it about bugs that scares you? The strangeness?
I used to not like bugs until I bit the bullet and bought my first Praying Mantis. Not minded most bugs since then. =) Still a little uneasy with spiders, but not particularly scared.
I honestly don't know what it is, I think it's partially my mum's fault because she's the same. I think it's because I can't look at their eyes. I know that sounds really really weird, but anything I can see the eyes of I'm fine.
I hate it but I'm stuck like this. I guess living alone ever again is off the menu. Need someone to get the bugs for me. I did get a spider with a broom yesterday though.