Sunday, September 14, 2014

There's a Scorpion in My Sink!

Yes, that is correct.

I found a scorpion in one of our bathroom sinks.

There I was, around eight at night, innocently going to the bathroom, which is an en suite attached to the master bedroom.

I go to wash my hands, and I see a sudden movement in the sink.

Needless to say, there should never be any sudden movements in your bathroom sink.

Stuck down at the bottom was an honest-to-goodness scorpion.

I think I have only seen a couple of them in zoo/museum type places, and I had to look up a picture on the internet just to confirm what I thought I saw.  Because I certainly wasn't going to go stare at it.

Hubba-hubba was working overtime at a community festival, and I called him on his cell, which I something I never do when he is working. Especially when he is out and about and not in the office, he tends to be very busy when he is out in the field.

So he picks up his phone and says, "This had better be good."

"There's a freaking scorpion in one of our bathroom sinks!"

"Yeah, that's pretty good."

So he instructed me to cover the sink with something and wait until he got home, which wasn't going to be until after 11pm.  I found a plastic lid from a storage box that wasn't doing anything useful and quickly slipped it over the sink.  Then I weighted that sucker with some stuff, because I read that scorpions can flatten themselves the width of a credit card.

And thus my visions of going to bed early, around 9:30, and relaxing with some music in the bedroom were dashed.  Because there is nothing at all relaxing about a scorpion in your bedroom.

I didn't get to bed until almost midnight.

Well, I think I'm going to have to wait a bit longer for something to break my way.  The universe is sending me some fairly alarming signals.


J said...

Your my second SoCal friend to find a scorpion in the house this week. Is it the rain? The heat more likely, since the rain was south of you, right? Blech.

Ted said...

All I can say is Jesus effing Christ! It's like a John Steinbeck novel in your house.

Nance said...

Holy crap! Couldn't you hit it with a shoe? Or...spray it with bug killer or hairspray to immobilize it? I think I'd have tossed a towel on it and then beaten the hell out of it until it was pulverized.

(Oh, sure. I'm really brave and resourceful way out here in Ohio and after the fact.)

J said...

I hate that I wrote "Your" when I meant "You're". It bugs me when other people do that, but when it's me making the typo, it's mortifying.

I honestly don't know what I would do if I found a scorpion in my sink. Probably put my house on the market and move to Ohio or somewhere safe. ;)

Anvilcloud said...

I am not displeased to confess that I have experience with scorpions.

Mama Up! said...

Um, that's terrifying!

Ava said...

Hi! I haven't been on for a while. Anyway, that would have totally freaked me out! lol