Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A bug's life


It only happens to me. All the weirdest things have to happen to me. For the last few weeks, I would get up in the morning with a terrible rash from an insect bite. A rash from insect bite is weird and to get it 4 times in 3 weeks is even weirder. To add to my annoyance I am the only with this at home and I didn't even know what that insect was. 

So last night it again attacked me and I am carefully choosing the word attack. What else would explain biting someone in the middle of night, 2 am to be precise and causing severe itching and rash? So I switched on the lights to hunt for that nasty creature, with no luck, I woke up my husband to join in.

In deep sleep he says “go off to sleep, its ok that must have gone by now” and that made me more furious. “If I can’t sleep then nobody can sleep I threatened”. He suggested to change sides if that would help and then I asked him what if it still comes to bite me on the other side.  

In his most reassuring voice he says, “nokatte eaid patti kadikkyan varum?” – That in English can be translated to – “let me see which dog will come to bite you?”. We were back to square one I thought myself. “It’s not a dog that is biting me! And think about it if was the dog biting me I would have thrown your Ipad on it and not bother you”. This remark finally got the sleepy husband to get up but only to express his amusement at my tribulations in the middle of the night.

At last seeing me suffer with the rash he offered to get me an antihistamine pill and some water only to realize that the medicine had expired a year back.

Whilst I survived an attempt on my life, poor bug wasn't so lucky.

As soon as I found it, I smacked it hard using my footwear and gave it another squish and turn to make sure it had its day - due to apologies to PETA. 

36 comments:

  1. That goes to show the price the bug paid for fondness towards you, Sangeeta!

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    1. Rahul think I am way too sweet, no wonder I am constantly attacked by bugs, mosquitoes and ants ...

      He ha ha ... :D

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  2. .. and I'm reporting you to Menaka Gandhi.

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    1. Tulika I had actually in my first draft had mentioned Menakaji then changed it PETA :)

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  3. Oh and your post should've been called 'A bug's death' :-P

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  4. Hi Sangeetha

    When I was in college I developed a huge wound that had the shape of a 'Y'.From an insect bite and yes 'in the middle of the nite'. I have no idea which insect it was, just that it left a nasty scar on my hand :(

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  5. revenge is sweeeet :) yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


    Bikram's

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  6. hilarious Sangeetha....been missing ur amazing posts :)

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    1. Swati I am glad you enjoyed this one .... Keep stopping in between .. promise to be more regular here :)

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  7. you keep people turning to you for all the kind of stuffs you do :)

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    1. oh! I got some help from the one sitting next to me in my office to decipher what you replied, and if you wonder why should i decipher; I do not know Hindi :p

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  8. Enjoyed going through your post. So that was the end of what was 'bugging' you !

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    1. Yes ... I am so glad it has not come to trouble me ...

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  9. Hope the rash is gone now and the bug didn't leave its family behind to scare you. :)

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    1. Yes the rash is gone and thankfully none of his relatives came to take revenge ... Maybe he was a loner ..:)

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  10. Hahaha!...reminded my childhood days.....Everyday I used to wake up with swelled eyes....Those ants!!

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    1. Yeah even I've experienced that .... maybe i might even have a picture of swollen eyes

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  11. thts a such a funny post! made me laugh but i hope ur rashes are gone!!

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    1. I am so glad it made you laugh !! And the rash no longer exists. :)

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  12. did you get to find out what kind of bug it is - you know, a common one for your neighbourhood ( risk of revenge from its son :D )

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    1. No Roshan!! Both of us could not recognise his identity and so far the son has not come back for his father's revenge :)

      Maybe is scared of my angry side reading this post !!

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  13. I hate creepy crawlies :( Lol! Hilarious write up. I could really relate to the experience some how :) Awesome post. Take care! Glad I visited the blog :)

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  14. That was an hilarious account! Hope the bug has stopped bugging you now! :)

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