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Wednesday, January 25, 2006
I'm About to Lose It.
For those of you who don't know, I work in the basement of our building, or as the company likes to call it, The Plaza. Um, yeah. Whatever. So, anyhoo, my department is directly under the building's deli. Why is that important you ask? Because we regularly have infestations in the ceiling....ants, roaches, rats....you name it. NASTY. And we are the only part of "the plaza" to have these infestation problems. Now I'm no Sherlock Holmes, but wouldn't one think that these nasty little creatures are COMING FROM THE DELI?

Some of you might remember my post regarding the roaches that FALL TO MY DESK from time to time. You heard me. They FALL. ON. MY. DESK. WHILE. I. AM. WORKING. They drop from the light fixture down to my desk. The first couple of times it happened, there was no warning. Just a plop, and there it was. A roach in front of my keyboard. The last few times, however, I at least had a few seconds of scratching on the light fixture and enough time to look up and see the antennae coming over the edge of the fluorescent light.

So today, just now, it happened again. Scritch, scratch, plop. It's no less shocking the fourth or fifth time, I can tell you that much. It's hard to work when you're worried about things falling on you. Ick, now I feel crawly all over.


24 Comments:

Blogger Kami said...

OMG. Nappy, I would just geek out.

shivers

Blogger Football Widow said...

No freaking way. I would be running and screaming. I'm freaking out for you. Can't you move your desk or something. Please tell me you never eat at the deli.

Blogger Lori said...

Oh no! Just thinking about that creeps me out. And what if it fell in your hair? You company should definitely take it up with the property management. That's just wrong.

Blogger TBG said...

OMG that is nasty!

I would not be eating at that deli!

You deserve hazard fucking pay.

Blogger aka_Meritt said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Blogger Spikey1 said...

Did you take a pic??? Eeeek, I think that is up there with snakes for me...

Dude, isn't there some sort of law for unsafe or unsanitary work environment?? I would sue!

Blogger Tammy said...

Why are you guys in the Plaza?

I would flat out tell the building people that I could NOT under any circumstances work under those conditions. If they refuse to do anything about it - let them come sit at your desk for a while.

Ewwwwwwww.

Blogger speckledpup said...

OH MY GAWD.

grosssssssssss

Blogger Keheley Mom said...

I think it is time for a move!!!!

Blogger Carrie said...

There is no way I could work around that. I would freak out. I can't stand roaches!! I say report them to OSHA, roaches carry diseases so that's a health hazard. Or call the local health inspector for that restaurant - maybe they'll shut it down. Hell, report it to a local news station - they love stuff like that. Just please do something so I can sleep at night knowing you aren't being attacked by dive bombing roaches. That's just so wrong. Poor thing!

Blogger Lisa said...

Ahhhhh! YUCK. There's no way I would eat ANYTHING from that damn deli. I am freaking out FOR you.

Anonymous Mabel said...

Gross gross gross gross gross. Call the health department and leave an anonymous complaint. (((hugs)))

Blogger Rhonda said...

I seriously think you need to put those suckers in an interoffice envelope and send them to HR.

Blogger Tara B! said...

Can't


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My level of bug tolerance is way WAY below yours. I'd be packing my shit up and moving up to the NON PLAZA level ASAP. I have the worst case of heeby-jeebies right now.

Blogger Caroline said...

Oh My. I don't know if I would last there long if there were bugs falling from the ceiling. How in the hell do you put up with that???

Blogger Isabel said...

okay...now I'm all itchy and uncomfortable.

Blogger pack of 2 said...

GROSS! Eat there much?;)

Angie

Blogger Norman said...

Ewwww!! That's one thing I don't miss about living in South Texas... the roaches. Cause let me tell you peeps - when she says the roaches are gross - they are GROSS!! These are the big mamasita freaking flying roaches that are scary!

I don't see those kinds of roaches up here in Amarillo. Move up here!

Blogger TBG said...

Nappy I hope you didnt get attacked by those roaches leaving you unable to post!

Blogger pack of 2 said...

OMG...that is so gross. I hate roaches!

Shelly

Blogger Jen said...

OH MY! I would have a heart attack. Those things scare the crap out of me. And they are SO fast.

Blogger Lilah Mum said...

I realize that I'm a little late, but note to self: don't eat at you know where. I never liked it there anyway.

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