Sunday, April 11, 2010

Uh, Waiter? There's a Fly in my Soup

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I despise bugs. They freak me out beyond belief. Now occasionally, I'll pretend to be a good mom and pick up some sort of creepy crawly to make my son happy. But usually, catching sight of a bug leaves me running in the opposite direction.

Last night I sat down to dinner, chomped away at my salad, talking and joking with everyone at the table, trying to keep Little Man focused on his food.

As I'm putting a fork full to my mouth, I catch a glimpse of something wiggly. I'm sure a look of horror crossed my face at that moment. I dropped my fork and stared as a spider unfurled his legs and bolted across my bowl.
(Definitely not the same one I found, but just about as skivvy.)

There was definitely some screaming. Luckily, my mom was sitting next to me and leaned over to squash the unwelcome critter.

I'm not sure I'll ever look at a salad the same way again.


Dee said...

oh dear...not sure what I would have done, but dont think I'd have eaten anymore of my dinner..what a terrible experience.

Mommy Boots (formerly KarmaPearl) said...

I hate spiders with a capital H. Also, the picture of the one you posted? Yeah I totally almost walked face-first into the web of one like that. The area I live in is lousy with 'em. *shudders*

Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

I would have done the same thing. Ick. I think I'll skip the health food for lunch! LOL

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

My skin is crawling just thinking about it!!! GAG!

Amanda said...

I don't mind spiders, but I probably would've screamed if there was one in my salad too.

shelley said...

hi there,
i haven't popped over in a while to say "hi" and see what's new in your part of blogasphere so i thought i'd do that today! :) i HATE bugs and bugs in my food, just not cool!
shelley :)

le Chef said...

Let's see; spiders, frogs, and a baker.
I think I like you.

Not because of the spiders, but because your mom squashed it!
I'm a baker myself, but I leave the frogs out.
Here from the party!

Jenny said...

OH NO! I might not have survived that! My sister found a dead fly in her salad at Chick-Fil-A a few months ago. None of us have had salad since!

Chicagolandia said...

Hmm...that might be enough to put me off salad for ages! And I do like salad.

Katie said...

I think you mentioned having a Little Man, I'm sorry to say bugs are probably going to play a part in your future. So many seem to love the little critters, yeah it's a stero type but often true!

Jana @sidetrackd said...

Oh.My.Word! I think I would have screamed and, quite possibly, thrown up!

That Bald Chick said...

I hate spiders, as well. The one you have pictured looks EXACTLY like the one that was suspended between two pine trees that sat either side of a sidewalk that I HAD to walk on when I was about 13. I nearly pee'd my pants! :::Shivering with disgust:::
Visiting from Frosted Fingers, love your photos and thought I would follow.