Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Note on Yet Another Cliche

You've heard the saying, "You are acting like you've got ants in your pants." Well, I now know exactly what that saying means.

I was minding my own business, conducting an archaeological survey in the Beaver Dam Mountains, when I felt a distinct, sharp, bite on the inside of my thigh. Yeah, a bite. At first, I thought I had stumbled on a cactus and it had started to stab me in a delicate area. But then, the pricking sensation continued again and again and again. I couldn't make it stop. I started jumping up and down and rubbing myself in a not-so-flattering manner. I was with a female co-worker, so I couldn't just drop my pants and take care of things. Believe me, I wanted to. After a few minutes, though, I figured the avoidance of pain outweighed good taste. I ran behind the truck and stripped down. When I had finally exposed the area, I saw the little bounder with an evil little look on his face. I killed him...but not before he bit me again.

I think my co-worker is still laughing. I, in the meantime, am trying to control the swelling with a well-placed ice pack. Oh, the horror.

6 Comments:

Blogger Travis said...

Thank you. Thank you. I had a good laugh. I remember why I started reading your blog regularly.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, no! If I'd been the woman with you, I'd have not blinked if you'd dropped trou in front of me. Heck, I might have killed the bugger for you.

Great story, beautifully told. I'm glad Michele sent me over.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Dara said...

I don't kill bugs, but I have gotten quite good at "helping" them off my arm or leg or wherever with a little help from my finger. Those ants are something else, aren't they? Hello from Michele.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

Ouch. I can only compare this to horse flies who bite the bit of you that they can get at through the chairs on the patio ... nasty little blighters!

11:06 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I try to keep a few Benadryl tablets with me for that very reason....OUCH!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Wendopolis said...

Hey, where are you??

8:46 AM  

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