Ariel (thetempestchic) wrote,
Ariel
thetempestchic

The Buzz about Bugs

Thanks to everyone who replied to my last post with best wishes and sympathy. It was not my day for bug encounters. I had another dangerous encounter on the way home....but this one was really funny once over.

So I was driving home from work yesterday with the windows open (my AC doesn't work). About a mile from work down a little back road, I saw something small hit my rear view mirror on the drivers side of my vehicle and and fall between my legs. I look down and there is a slightly stunned yellow jacket (or hornet or something of that sort) flailing on its back between my legs. I shift to give it room to fly off, but I guess it was too stunned because it fell under my legs and my tush. At this point I raise my rear off the seat (which has me driving with only my shoulders on the drivers seat) while I try to find a place to pull over and shoo the stingy bug out of my SUV. I finally find a church front I can pull into. I pull in sideways, completely blocking the entrance, and it takes me three tries to get all the way off the road. I am really scared at this point because there is a angry sharp conscious bug somewhere between me and my seat and I can't see it. Once I get the car off the road I quickly open the door and step out of the car.....just in time to realize, in my haste, that I didn't put my car in park. I am now one foot in and one foot out of a moving SUV trying to avoid being pulled off balance onto the bug, trying to put the car in park.

I finally got the car in park and carefully swept the bug out of the car and drove home.

Sometimes I wish I had a camera crew following me around to catch moments like this. I could send it into American's Funniest Home Videos.

I prefer it to the spider though. :)
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