If you saw the title of the post and came in looking for something fun – Hah there I got you 😀 :D. This post is all about Cockroach and Lizard. This is the cue for you to get off if you are disgusted by any of these like me. No.. you say? Ok then, read on.
Of late, our house has been invaded by cockroaches. I am talking about the really big ones to the tiny roaches. I don’t know how or from where they got in but every morning, I was being subjected to atleast one cockroach running blindly in the kitchen. Have you ever noticed how cockroaches come for your feet?! Yes, that’s true and I have tested this theory a number of times. From wandering aimlessly, they start directly approaching your feet the minute they sense you. Jump or run where you want, the roach follows you. If you are anything like me, you would run wildly around the house screaming ‘cockroach..cockroach’ at the top of your voice, randomly closing doors as you go by, trying to keep the cockroach off you. But the clever cockroach would of course find a way in and would start to torture you again. Story of my life.
As if this is not enough, I started seeing tiny cockroaches in the utensil rack of the kitchen and that got me very worried. From a small spoon to the big pots, everything had to be scrubbed before use. What a hassle doing this every morning when time is like gold. When I thought things couldn’t go any worse, I saw something moving in the microwave door. Actually in the hollow space of the microwave door and to my horror – it was a small cockroach. It found its way into it the door and was happily dwelling in. At that point we stopped using microwave as we had to no way to that roach bring it out. In a few days, it became full size and then, it wouldn’t come out. Sigh-o-Sigh.
S decided enough was enough and one night, armed with a special pesticide powder (that was a clever buy from my dad), he started sprinkling it all around the house. Except for our bedroom (which is totally cockroach free), entire house was targeted. Within few mins, the roaches started hitting our room. How you ask? From the kitchen to the balcony through a tiny creek, all the way around the house to the tiny creek in our bedroom window. Officially, the fight was on. Between S and the roaches 😀 I slept peacefully while S was waiting by the window and our door (alternatively) keeping the cockroaches away. By morning, there were as many as 50 roaches dead around the house. I mean, where were they?! Gosh. We have gotten rid of all including the one in our microwave door. After a thorough cleaning around the house, we were back to normal.
Just when this roach situation was under control, we got a lizard situation. One fine evening, I was taking an official call from our bedroom. To my horror, I saw a tiny (baby?) lizard at my side of the bed. If not for the colleague from US on the other side and having to act with professionalism, I would have screamed. I am not scared of lizards or roaches, but they really are disgusting. As soon as the call was over, I ran over to S calling him to my rescue. And the baby lizard was nowhere to be seen. S brushed it off saying it must have found a way out. Good I thought. Come bedtime, I was lying on my side of the bed and guess what I see right above my head on the roof?! That tiny lizard hanging in there. I screamed and demanded S to remove it somehow. Now that I think of it, I cant stop laughing thinking of S’s state 😀 He kept convincing me that the lizard would go off on its own. But then, it was right above my head. And it was hanging upside down. What are the odds that the baby lizard has learnt all the tricks? What if it falls on me?! While I hid in the other room, S chased it off! I am still looking out for this lizard as I know it is out there somewhere.
So far, that’s my roach and zard story. If you are reading this line, big hugs to you for reading this post. You are my best friend 😀