I've read over my past blogs and it seems like I am a sappy, sentimental fool. That is SO not me! So, here's a funny story (I hope it translates).....
One night, many moons ago I was staying the night at a friend's apartment. Friend's roommate retired for the night and we decided to sit around and play cards. All of a sudden something is flying around the place. Friend's roommate has parakeets, so right away we think the damn bird got loose. However, the thing is black and the parakeets are not.
THERE'S A FREAKIN BAT IN THE APARTMENT!!!!
We both run into the bedroom and slam the door. Of course, roommate (RM) wakes up and we tell the news. RM runs into bedroom with us. The only thing I can recall about bats is that they will nest in your hair. I was having none of that. so I grabbed a hoodie, plus a baseball cap (as did friends -- we looked ridiculous) and ventured out into the living room.
Sure enough there was the bat -- hanging upside down from the air conditioner just like friggin Grandpa Munster! That was all we needed to see and ran back into the bedroom.
Then a brilliant idea comes to me. I grab the phone and call the police. They were not amused and not very helpful, especially when I insisted that I had seen on COPS that someone had a bat in the house and the police came to help. Evidently, that episode of COPS did not take place in New York.
We venture out into the living room again and bat is now on the floor walking along on its elbows. Bitch is hairy and gross!! Back into the bedroom!
Friend gets an idea to call one of those 24 hour exterminators. They were actually pretty helpful. They suggest swatting it to the ground with a broom and throwing a blanket over it. So we huddle like the NY Giants and devise a plan. RM gets the broom, friend gets the blanket and I open the door to the apartment so we can run out with it. We head out to the living room like we are going to hunt big game.
Ready for the big ending???? Are you sure???
We take our positions, RM approaches with broom, I open the door to the apartment and suddenly......
The bat flies out of the apartment on it own accord and I slam the door shut so hard that the whole building shook!
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