May 24, 2011

The giant-scary-scorpion-monster

When Todd and I got engaged I told him that there were a few things he needed to know about me if he was going to marry me and commit to the forever thing. One of those things was that I absolutely hated doing dishes and he might have to do them on occasion (or all the time). And another thing was that I absolutely, positively hated bugs. And that he was going to have to take care of any and all bug situations that would invade our married life. (And yes, there were other things of more deeper and transparent nature, but those things are kind of none of your business.)

So that being said.....

It was an ordinary Monday night. Todd was still out delivering pizzas and I was home alone as usual. I decided to do my work-out and then watch the re-aired episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey. (So addicted to that drama).

I was minding my own business and had just gotten out of the shower when I saw this in our big garden tub.
Pretty sure I screamed out loud all by myself.

I ran to get my phone and called Todd to let him know there was an emergency at home and he needed to leave immediately and rescue from the giant-scary-scorpion-monster. He was close to being off, but he assured me that there was no way the scorpion could climb up the tub and it probably had climbed in through the drain in the tub.

Those words weren't exactly comforting and I'm officially never taking a bath in there again lest some scary thing come crawling out of the drain to kill me.

While on the phone with him I decided to spray it with something. I found our wasp and hornet spray and figured if it could kill a wasp, an extra serving of it might take care of a scorpion. After I sprayed, I screamed again, this time in Todd's ear who is on the other end of the phone. And I just pissed it off and it started running around acting like it was drunk. Sadly, wasp and hornet spray will not take care of a scorpion if you wanted to know.

I wasn't convinced that it couldn't climb out of a bathtub so I grabbed what I needed out of the bathroom and made sure that sucker was going to stay in there.
Yes, that is a towel covering the opening of the door. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

When Todd got home he did his heroic thing and killed the giant-scary-scorpion-monster and proceeded to tell me that he's seen them bigger and this was nothing. (Well, I've seen them smaller and this one was GIANT in my book of scary bugs!)

I'm grateful that he's living up to his bug-killing commitment. Otherwise, we'd have some serious problems - like not being able to get into our bathroom.


  1. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! That scorpion is HUGE!

  2. I think you are very brave for even getting close enough to try the wasp spray. I had a kid come running in to tell me that there was a scorpion in the clinic where I worked and I sent that kid right back out for my boss. Miss Lori does not deal with scorpions. You want Mr. Greg for that job.

    I made Raj kill a gigantic spider in his bathroom one time. He still disputes that it could have carried me off to its lair, but I don't think that's a chance he should be willing to take.

  3. I was afraid of scorpions until one stung me while I was sleeping and now I LOVE to kill them. They deserve it. :)

    Though, to be fair, I haven't seen a scorpion in nearly 10 years, so that bravado might be a little overstated.

  4. heh. youre cute:) aaannnd that is a larger scorpion.
    like the blog layout! and its all modern looking! ::shiny::

  5. Hahahahaha! So awesomely horrible!! I love that you took pictures to document the whole experience! The fact that the scorpion could have crawled up from the drain is SCARY!!! Oh lordy!

  6. Ummm... Yeah! That would have freaked me out! I had a spider in my closet about that size not too long ago... of course, when the hubby wasn't home. I opted to throw a pampers box at it and then I realized that it would be too light and would just make him mad and he would run... I didn't want to stomp on it because it would come thru my shoe -- I was certain! I ended up hitting it with one of my hubby's shoes because his are a whole inch longer than mine and I still laugh over the whole thing... even though it was NOT funny at the time!