Wednesday, September 30, 2009

slow motion horror movie

Downstairs, I move the clothes from the washing machine to the dryer and to the drying rack. One item. Two. I look down, and there's a 2 inch long slug on the floor. Ack! I look at the door, and there over the sock lying by the door, is a slug trail. Ack! I get a bag and pick up the slug [shudder] and throw it in the garbage. And notice another slug by the cat food dish. Holy crap! Pick that one up and throw it in the garbage. I look around, don't see any more slugs. But there's a paintbrush under the dryer. How did that get there? Did the slugs move it there? More clothes in the dryer, turn around, and there's a slug by the cat litter! Holy fuck! Into the trash it goes. I put a towel across the bottom of the door, and make my exit upstairs, shuddering all the way. I'm scared to go down there in the morning.

One of the cards I got on my birthday. I really didn't realize I snort all that much.


Tara said...

Ew, I haven't seen a slug in a very long time. I heard from a gardening show that stale beer kills slugs. Here's a website:

Course there's also the pick-up-and-put-in-trashcan method. :)

Tara said...

PS: I love that birthday card!

Pamela said...

Tara, the thing is, that would invite more in as they'd think there was a party!

laura b. said...

Eeewwww! Even though I know most of them aren't harmful, I am not a bug (or slug) person.

I hope they go away never to return.