posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 08:33 PM
I wasn't a kid when this happened, but it still amuses me.
At work I'd made friends with a guy and we used to have a lot of laughs, but both of us were terrified of bugs and had been traumatised when we found
a large weevil in the kitchen.
Another guy got all condescending with us and told us that we should think of bugs as 'interesting little creatures' and off he went with a
supercilious look on his face. My friend and I exchanged a glance of 'daggers' and went on our way, too, seething.
So a little while later I was outside the kitchen, which was just a partitioned off area, and I found a tomato stalk on the floor. Co-incidentally
the condescending guy was making himself a sandwich in the kitchen. An evil plan formed and I went off to find my mate. We snuck back, barely able to
contain ourselves, and I lobbed the tomato stalk over the partition just so it would land on the counter.
We were rewarded with a horrified little gasp.
Maybe you would have had to be there, but we never laughed so much. One of us was rolling about on the reception sofa and the other was holding
themselves up in the doorway. I don't even remember which of us was where.
Anyway, I have since managed to see all small creatures as 'interesting' and the other day when I was rescuing a worm from a puddle I didn't even
freak out when it fell off the small stick I had fished it out with and landed in the palm of my hand