Everything in our condo unit is enclosed. The porch, the hallways, everything.
Which might be why I was so surprised — surprised enough to give off a quick guttural yelp — when I found the two-inch palmetto bug in the shower.
In the shower.
For those not familiar with palmetto bugs, let me rephrase: it was a cockroach as big as my thumb.
Again: In the shower. With me.
I was a quick thinker… I was still mid-yelp when I folded the shower curtain back over it and gave the fabric a squeeze. Hard, and not stopping until I heard the crunch.
Then I let go, and the thing fell to the floor of the shower.
And SWAM for a while before it finally gave up and drowned.
PS? A cockroach as big as your THUMB does not go down the drain. It sits there and plugs it up.
Yeah, I lived. But this is one reason why I wouldn’t choose Florida as my first choice of places to live.