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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:55 PM

I just found a COCKROACH in my salad!



Got it togo from a local diner and about half way through.....IT crawls over my fork!

I shut the lid and took it outside, sprayed the whole container with insect spray.



Now I'm thinking that if I ate one and it has babies, then I'm gonna have "monsters inside me" like that creepy series.


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Reply I just found a COCKROACH in my salad! (Original post)
backtoblue Friday OP
RocRizzo55 Friday #1
backtoblue Friday #2
Luciferous Friday #9
enid602 Saturday #44
Luciferous Saturday #48
roamer65 Saturday #49
Luciferous Saturday #54
Ohiogal Friday #3
backtoblue Friday #4
Ohiogal Friday #6
Totally Tunsie Saturday #22
pangaia Friday #5
backtoblue Saturday #29
doc03 Friday #7
backtoblue Saturday #30
Glamrock Saturday #37
YOHABLO Friday #8
backtoblue Saturday #31
InAbLuEsTaTe Friday #10
backtoblue Saturday #32
InAbLuEsTaTe Saturday #40
Cracklin Charlie Friday #11
Kajun Gal Friday #12
backtoblue Saturday #35
Flaleftist Friday #13
backtoblue Saturday #36
Funtatlaguy Friday #14
NightWatcher Friday #15
LeftInTX Saturday #16
pnwest Saturday #20
LeftInTX Saturday #23
backtoblue Saturday #25
LeftInTX Saturday #28
lunasun Saturday #17
backtoblue Saturday #24
Grasswire2 Saturday #18
MissMillie Saturday #19
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backtoblue Saturday #26
YOHABLO Saturday #27
secondwind Saturday #33
backtoblue Saturday #34
brewens Saturday #38
backtoblue Sunday #57
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Renew Deal Saturday #41
True Dough Saturday #42
backtoblue Saturday #47
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samnsara Saturday #43
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MyOwnPeace Saturday #52
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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:57 PM

1. No problem

It is just more protein. The babies cannot survive in your stomach acids.

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Response to RocRizzo55 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:00 PM

2. Hopefully I vomited anything living down the toilet

I grew up in roach-invested trailers and slept with cotton balls in my ears at night. It was traumatizing.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:23 PM

9. I grew up in a house where we would get mice and one time one ran across

my bare foot. I'm still freaked out by rodents...

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:40 AM

44. Roaches

I once lived in a neighborhood in Houston where you had to divert your eyesight when you pressed down the lever on the toaster.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #44)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:07 PM

48. Ewww

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:41 PM

49. My dad lived in a old farmhouse when a kid.

Upstairs was not the warmest place during the winters.

He would find a mouse or two huddled next to him in the morning quite often. Never bit him, just wanted to be warm.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:02 PM

54. I would have seriously freaked out, and our new house is cold upstairs so now

I will be thinking about that when I go to bed

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:02 PM

3. You should take it back and show them!

Ugh, what a shock!

I once found a dead beetle in a carton of yogurt. I actually had spooned it into my mouth and something didn't feel right -- I spit it out and saw that it was a dead beetle! I took it back to the store and got a refund. They also said they would notify the company about it, but I wonder if they ever did.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:12 PM

4. I called and told them

They offered me a free salad.....

I said no thanks. I'll probably never eat there again. I hold a big grudge against cockroaches.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:20 PM

6. Oh yeah

Like you'd want another cockroach salad from that place!

They should be grateful you haven't called the Board of Health on them!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:29 AM

22. Next time, call the company itself.

They have a reputation to protect...bigger reward to you!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:17 PM

5. Drink some good bourbon.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:02 AM

29. I wish I could!!!

On some strong meds for a car wreck. I can't even take my valium for the next month!!!

The odds are not in my favor....

(Muscle relaxers + Predisone) - (Alcohol + Valium) = (Sleepless Crazies + DU Posting)

I need to add a disclaimer to my sig line...

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:21 PM

7. Did they charge extra for it? nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:06 AM

30. Nope. Came free and served cold...

Now I'm going to smoke his uncle so I can sleep...

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:47 AM

37. Ha!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:23 PM

8. I would not return to the diner. However, be sure the roach wasn't in the bag or in your house.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:10 AM

31. It's one of two diners in my town

Unfortunately, they are pretty close to each other so the other one is probably infested too.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:32 PM

10. Why are you complaining?? Think of it as extra protein!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:12 AM

32. Because it's a COCKROACH dammit!!!!



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Response to backtoblue (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:40 AM

40. Yes, also very high in fiber and extra bonus... gluten free!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:35 PM

11. Number 1 reason why I prepare my own meals.

Ugh.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:39 PM

12. Oh God! Gross!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:18 AM

35. While aggressively roach-stalking the internet because I'm neurotic...

I came across a news article using the words "zombie cockroaches, wasps, and karate kicks".

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/science/cockroach-kick-wasp.amp.html

When some unlucky American cockroaches encounter the emerald jewel wasp, the wasp delivers a paralyzing sting to the roach’s body. Then, with surgeon-like precision, it injects a mind-altering cocktail into the roach’s brain. The roach, now a zombie slave, is forced to cater to the wasp’s every whim. But the wasp has only one desire: to reproduce.

Like a handler leading a horse, the wasp grabs hold of the roach’s antenna and steers it into a hole. There, it lays an egg on the roach that eventually hatches into a hungry larva that chows down on the cockroach. When the baby matures, it bursts from the roach’s chest ready to continue the gruesome ritual.

“It’s kind of straight out of Alien,” said Kenneth Catania, a biologist from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, “and it’s about the only thing I can think of that’ll make you feel sorry for a cockroach.”

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:47 PM

13. I was sure this would be a Floyd thread.

Yeah, that's nasty. I wouldn't eat there anymore.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:30 AM

36. I don't think I'll ever sleep or eat again...

Your ears are cockroach heaven and that’s why they keep crawling in there
‘The smell that emanates from the ear is attractive to the cockroach.’



https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/6/6/17429138/cockroaches-crawling-inside-ears-infections

As a teenager, I slept with cotton balls in my ears every night. We had roaches so bad that they'd fall off the ceiling, run across the tv, and made they're way into every bowl of Mac and cheese.

It's a phobia I have had most of my life. Insomnia plus internet = a very itchy ear...

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:50 PM

14. I once swallowed watermelon seeds and got preggers.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:56 PM

15. Didn't you get the memo, salads are deadly.

The CDC warned against an entire type of lettuce.

Life is too short. Eat what you like. Unless that's a Caesar Salad, the you're out of luck.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:14 AM

16. Here's something that's also gross:

The cable company replaced our modem.

At first everything is fine. All of sudden a bunch of roaches start crawling out from it. They're climbing up the wall. There must a million roaches in that thing. It was just awful. I couldn't throw the modem away, cuz it belongs to the cable company. I quick take it outside. And research what to do with it. I find out that I have to freeze the thing.

So, I had to wrap it in plastic bags and put it in the freezer. That is the only way to kill roaches in electronics.

We had an infestation for awhile from that thing.

It was just awful.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:09 AM

20. I'd be sooooooo pissed! Did you make them

Pay to fumigate your house - once a week for six months?!

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Response to pnwest (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:55 AM

23. No...I just used lots of Raid. I caught them before they had babies.

That modem was yanked out as soon as I saw those suckers.

I think I saw a few a month later and freaked cuz I knew they were second generation, but I didn't see anymore German roaches after that.

We have pesticide service. I live where we have these huge "palmetto" roaches. We always get them, but they don't reproduce in the house, if you control them.

The roaches in the modem were German roaches. Commonly known as apartment roaches.

Ohhh: We got free internet service out of it for a year!!!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:01 AM

25. That would've pissed me off to no end!

I'm really careful when I buy used clothing. I always wash the clothes immediately.

After I moved out of my childhood home, I vowed NEVER to have roaches or rats.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:54 AM

28. Both are just nasty and serve no purpose

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:39 AM

17. Sickening and alive yuck. But thebabies are in a roach nest sack. I would think you would notice it

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Response to lunasun (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:58 AM

24. Oh God!

It was a chef salad covered in ranch dressing. I ate about half the damn thing before I saw the live one.

I'm gonna be sick again...

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:53 AM

18. Have you ever seen the movie "Victor Victoria"? nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:05 AM

19. "The size of your thumb."

Great movie.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:15 AM

21. my fave

She was willing to trade her virtue for a meatball, before she decided to put the cockroach in the salad.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:18 AM

26. No, but I've read Metamorphosis...



And it's not helping any that I'm on my second day of Prednisone, so that means my second night of sleepless steroid crazies.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:22 AM

27. That's funny because it's the first thing I thought of as well. Great flick.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:26 AM

33. It's protein.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #33)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:32 AM

34. I did not order protein!

I ordered a salad dammit!

And the culinary unspoken rule to make sure what little protein that was in the salad....was DEAD.




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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:34 AM

38. My girlfriend removed a tick from her then 13 year old daughter. Trying to be helpful,

I told her that was good she got it so easy, now you just have to watch that area in case it laid eggs and they hatch out!

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Response to brewens (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:05 AM

57. No you didn't!





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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:19 AM

39. Oh, no! I am cringing along with you. That is awful!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:59 AM

41. A bunch of years ago someone I worked with got a soup from a Chinese place

And as she was eating it she came across a dead roach.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:24 AM

42. Oh, backtoblue

that would be traumatizing, particularly in light of your experiences with cockroaches while growing up. How awful to know they could be crawling all over you as you slept!

Coincidentally, I was on the phone yesterday evening, lying on our bed in the master bedroom because my wife was watching a TV show in the living room, and when I glanced up at the ceiling, I spotted a spider (about the size of my index fingernail) making its way overhead. So I grabbed a tissue and stood on the bed. As I closed in on the spider with intentions to squish it, it sped up and then dropped straight down onto the bed. We have a dark Navajo blanket atop the bed and I couldn't spot the brown spider anymore. I kept looking, but to no avail.

So when I got off the phone, I had a choice: do I tell my arachnophobic wife about my failed attempt to kill the spider or not? (I'm often called upon by her in the summer to come and rescue her from evil spiders -- as much as I know they do good by slaying other harmful insects.)

I chose to come clean. She was disturbed by the thought. We went into the room and she watched me look some more. I then rolled across the length of the bed five times to assure her it would be squished if it was still there somewhere. When she went to bed three hours later, I again performed a reconnaissance mission prior to her climbing under the sheets.

This all pales in comparison to the cockroach in your salad, and even more so to the roaches you endured as a child/teen.

I hope your recovery from that car accident is progressing, backtoblue. Take care!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:33 PM

47. That was so sweet of you!

You sound like my aunt and uncle. She's manic about spiders and my uncle comes to the rescue.

Thanks for asking how im doing! Slow recovery, I'm using a yoga ball and working on posture. Message therapy with the tinge unit is awesome though!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #47)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:24 PM

50. I'm sure some days are better than others

But keep at it. It's the old "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step" sort of situation. I'm sure you've come a long way and its easy to lose sight of the gains. Glad you have good medical professionals to help you along the way.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:28 AM

43. contact the health dept..thats not good.... i found a beetle in a peice of costco sushi..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:17 PM

45. Exactly contact health department

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:20 PM

46. You blurted it out.

Now everybody will want one!

Wolf

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:29 PM

51. You're complaining about extra food?

As long as they didn't charge you extra for it, what's the problem?

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Response to unblock (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:32 AM

56. First world problem, huh?

I just prefer my insects grilled to a nice crisp and...not crawling...

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:43 PM

52. old Rockford show...........

Rockford had a buddy named Angel who was a con man of the greatest degree.
One day they were out for dinner and just as they were about to leave Angel pulled out a medicine vial and dumped a dead bug into his salad. He then proceeded to call the waiter over to complain about the bug in his salad and demanded a free meal for both!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 04:44 PM

53. They didn't charge extra for it did they?

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:04 PM

55. Well...

...at least it wasn't a cigarette butt. Relative of mine found that in their salad...in a "all you can eat salad/soup & bread sticks" place.

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