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Derg's life in Japan - Cockroach vs Pringles -




This is a tale of chips, bugs and DEATH.


Last week I had the joy of seeing a cockroach in my bathroom. My reaction was obviously to scream, shut the bathroom door and flee into my bedroom, where I remained for 30 minutes, stunned by fear. After playing with the idea of never ever setting foot in my bathroom again, I thought to myself: "No! I have to man up and fight this thing!" Grabbing a plastic bag, I rushed into the bathroom, ready to trap the fucker and throw him in the garbage. But... he was gone. Now, there is absolutely nowhere he could have gone. My bathtub is stuck to the floor, so there is no crack to hide under, and I looked all over the tiny, tiny bathroom and he wasn't hiding on the ceiling, or in some corner. He was legit gone. This of course made chills run through my body, as I thought I had found a cockroach with superpowers. Scared to death, I went back to cowering in fear for another good 10 minutes, before I decided to just stop thinking about the fucker. I started brushing my teeth, getting ready for bed.
Then, as I spat into the sink, and the toothpaste ran down into the drain, I saw something rush past me. Turns out, the cockroach had fled into the pipes, then hooked onto the pipes and sat in there. (They can do this with their hind legs, apparently.)
The fucker was back, and he was almost touching me. Screaming, I ran out of the bathroom and grabbed whatever I could find that could be used to trap the fucker with. And there was... an empty pringles tube.

I ripped the lid of the thing and slammed it onto the cockroach, trapping him inside the tube. Luckily, the roach was just perfectly sized to fit within the dimensions of a pringles tube, so no part of him was sticking out. I had him completely trapped. Rushing back into the bedroom, I grabbed another plastic bag and some duct tape. I then tried to push the roach into the plastic bag, but he almost escaped as I tilted the tube, so I had to improvise. Pushing the plastic bag against the tube, I stopped the roachs' escape, and shoved him further into the pitch black abyss. Once the whole bag was inside the tube, I taped it shut with duct tape, and threw that into another plastic bag.
After a short victory dance, I brought the bag containing the defeated roach outside, and threw it into the garbage.

Derg 1 Roach 0

- Fin -



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I've been in Japan for a little over a week and I already killed 3 cockroaches... The only thing comforting me (if you can call it that) is that I only had one spider in my room...

Japan is such a scary country...

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18 minutes ago, Riku said:

I've been in Japan for a little over a week and I already killed 3 cockroaches... The only thing comforting me (if you can call it that) is that I only had one spider in my room...

Japan is such a scary country...

Ah gawd, yeah. I saw the biggest fucking Huntsman Spider outside the other day... The damn thing was the size of a small tarantula. Luckily it didn't come inside. If it did, I would have jumped on a plane back to Norway right away. :P

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18 minutes ago, Asonn said:

haha, I will teach you one thing. They're never alone! you better let your landlord know and give them a bill for an exterminator.  

Roaches in Japan are more common than grass. They are everywhere. I'd call an exterminator if they were appearing left and right, but there has only been 2 roaches in the entire apartment complex over a 1 month period, and I know where it came from and blocked that entrance, so I think I'm fine.

Now, if that fucking huntsman spider I saw outside the other day came inside, I'd call for help. Preferably from superman or something. That thing was fucking huge X_x

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Yeah, cockroaches are fun (not).

Thankfully I don't have the big types (though big types do exist in my area as well). Just a seemingly infinite number of the smaller variety (that just won't frigging stop coming).

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