I was going to post a picture with this until I google’d Bed Bugs, hit images and was thoroughly grossed out!
Regardless, that is not my point. My point it that tomorrow while you’re all at work, I will be in pj pants, on my couch, watching tv with my lap top on my lap. Our building has bed bugs and my floor and one other floor were asked to work from home tomorrow and Friday before the floors are sprayed on Saturday. Sweet! I’ll take it!
Someone has recently taken to wiping their boogers on the back of one of the bathroom stall doors at work. I mean, seriously, the toilet paper is right there! It’s really gross. I’m considering putting a note on the back of the stall door similar to these.
Or maybe I should just join in? Maybe said person would enjoy the help?
So last night I get home and my roommate proceeds to tell me about her commute home from work. She was standing on the subway platform and noticed a commotion behind her so she looked to see what it was and noticed a dark complected man standing on the tracks with his arms out like a T. Someone went to the station agent and told him he had to stop the train that was coming and my roommate, as I also would have, started freaking out. She heard the train coming and looked away…when she looked back, he was gone. She asked a guy by her if the train got him, but apparently it was the express train and he was on the local track. When she wasn’t looking, people had pulled him out. Not sure what happened to him after that.
But seriously, if that had happened to me, I would have thought I was going to die right there because of all the terrorism stuff that has been going on here. I wouldn’t have been able to think anything but suicide bomber. So. Scary!
Random creepy places in Queens
I realized as I was uploading this one that there was a sign below it that says, “Open 24 hours.” The pic would have been way cooler if I’d gotten the whole sign.
Now it’s termites.
For the last few weeks I’ve been finding these little beetles all over my room, but they’re not all over in the apartment. On my walls, on my bed, on my night stand, near the window, near the closet – oh, one was in the closet. I’ve been squishing them as I see them thinking they were like little june bugs or something and that they were a phase that came with the seasons that would pass.
Tonight I opened up the drawer on my night stand to get a marker and I noticed that on top of my passport was this fine brown dust. Then I noticed almost everything in the drawer was covered in a dusty looking film that was sort of crunchy. Then I started noticing these beetles. Then I noticed larvae pouches on/in everything paper or fabric. So I did what I had to do and started cleaning out the drawer and throwing things away – all the while feeling dirty and so grossed out. So I found larvae, I found these beetle looking things and I found these bugs that look like little black ants with wings on their butts. Funny thing is, that’s what termites look like.
So I started wondering where they were coming from and I remembered that I’ve been noticing a growing amount of paint chips on the floor near my window. I have been sleeping with the window open lately, however, so I thought it was from the plastic things on the end of the rope you pull to raise the blinds hitting the wall when the wind blows it. I got down on my hands and knees and looked closer and they “paint chips” are actually from a small hole in the wall near the baseboard.
I cleaned out my drawer and put all the dead bugs and larvae in a bag that I put down the trash shoot. Then I went to the front desk and put in a maintenance request to have them spray and fill the hole. They will probably do it tomorrow, but I still plan to get a bug bomb of my own since I have a feeling they won’t be as thorough as I’d like. I will then get a couple more and do them once a week for the next few weeks just to be safe and make sure I kill anything that might hatch. So gross.
Last week I was on the phone with tbf, mid sentence when this bug came crawling…more like sprinting…down my wall. I freaked out and had nothing to kill it with. I got up and grabbed my sandal and squished it. When I looked at it on the bottom of my shoe it looked like it had multiple legs coming out of one joint. Just looking at the picture makes my gag reflex work over time. Apparently they eat roaches and are human friendly…so why didn’t God make them more human friend LOOKING?