You give me creeps!!

Aaaaaaah !! Hearing my loud scream my host rushed to find out what the matter was? We had gone over to a friendโ€™s place for dinner. There, I spied on a sinister looking Mr. Cockroach in the kitchen. That scream, was my response on coming face to face with it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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My fear of the creepies-n-crawlies dates back to the time when I was a kid. I hated singing rhymes like Incy wincy spider or Little Miss Muffet and would often wonder the reason behind learning rhymes on such dreadful creatures. Those weird creatures always managed to exasperate me. Spying on one, I would yell out to Mom, my messiah, my saviour ๐Ÿ™‚

I have vivid memories of our annual visit to our grandparentโ€™s house at Udupi. It was a huge old house with a big garden, cowshed and a well. Oh! What fun we city bred cousins used to have there. Playing around in the huge mango/jackfruit orchard, watching the ladies milk the cow, trying our hand at drawing water from the well and miserably failing! We used to enjoy the time spent there with the only grouse being, there were lots of creepy insects, bugs and roaches and many of them flying ones too. We (my sister and I) would always be on tenterhooks looking out for those dreadful insects. If the cockroach happened to go for a stroll over my cousins who stayed there, they would just pick it up and put it downโ€ฆโ€ฆwhile we would bring the roof down with our screams. We would be ridiculed and teased endlessly for being so scared and were the butt of many a joke!

I grew up, but did not outgrow my fear! When my children were born I would pray ย โ€œ Oh God please let me not set eyes on any of those dreaded creatures, specially when I am carrying my babyโ€ฆโ€ฆ.lest in my fear I donโ€™t know what I will do โ€œ!! I thank God from the bottom of my heart that he said โ€œAmenโ€ to my prayers ๐Ÿ™‚

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Though I have banned the entry of these creatures into my home, at times some persistent ones do manage to sneak in. But I donโ€™t have the luxury of calling out to Mom as now I am a โ€œMomโ€. During such encounters now, I have the sole prerogative and privilege of doing the honoursโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.I strongly nominate myself for the โ€œBravery Award โ€œโ€ฆโ€ฆ..Anybody listening?????

43 thoughts on “You give me creeps!!”

  1. Killing the poor little creatures :-(… Come on, get a bit more braver…catch hold of them and throw them into your neighbors balcony…. and watch ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. I used to be told time n again that it’s a life n they too gotta survive n lots of other things…… but I take all out efforts to keep them away n if it still creeps in.. no drama now ….either of us move out (depending on the place)! No worries … you’re not alone!

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜€ Spider I can imagine, how they vanish or loot at us like that… but yeah, cockroaches do invade the house and sometimes gets out of hand.
        I have seen people reacting to lizards too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Ha ha…brought back sweet creepy memories of our fear ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    very beautifully and well written, Radhika…Keep it up…Im missing the emoticons here to give you a big round of applause..clap,clap,clap.

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  3. Hahaha.. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I can completely understand your feelings. I myself can’t stand these creatures, especially Spiders. *yikess*
    I nominate you for ‘Blogger Bravery Award’, if there is any. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. I strongly nominate myself for the โ€œBravery Award โ€œโ€ฆโ€ฆ..Anybody listening????? hhahahahahahah…

    fabulous.. i was laughing all throughout the blog..

    I had never felt so Yukky kinds coz at our place it rarely used to be seen.. here its the other way around.. I feel so….. don’t know what to say.. and now on top of it bed bugs.. even after buying new mattress we are bestowed with the bedbugs and the worst part those bugs don’t bite my husband he sleeps to glory and I have sleepless nights.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Started having phobia with those creatures now.. seems like I find them everywhere.. all over me..

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    1. I can fully empathize with you dear. But still I feel you are very brave. I wouldn’t have stayed there. ๐Ÿ˜จ
      For bed bug theory, same logic holds good with mosquitoes. They never bite hubby dear but only me. He teases me saying that I am his mosquito repellent.

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  5. Haha Radhika. I too have been afraid of the cockroach since my childhood and have not been able to overcome my fear, till date. So I can completely relate to your writing. Now I know that I am not the only one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Oh, I hear you Radhika. One of my aunts has the same fear and she almost dropped her newborn seeing it. Iโ€™m one of the brave ones when it comes to cockroaches hell I even dissected one in one of my science labs but the mere sight of the house lizard can leave me frozen and be screaming at the top of my voice. Iโ€™m so blessed to be living at this part of the world where at least there are no house lizards.

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    1. These creatures do make most women scream for help Megha. Lucky that now you don’t come face to face with it. In my home too it’s very rare but the odd one that manages to sneak in, readies me , a fearful ,shivering combat soldier for war ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. I am….listening I mean. At least you gather yourself and try not screaming. I am the irrational, fun Mummy who can do cartwheels, run, jump and become everything that my daughter will be delighted about. The ‘BRAVERY’ award is indeed for you, Radhika, without a doubt.

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  8. Definitely a โ€œBravery Award”, well done Radhika. Getting rid of the pesky creature is no short of a brave act. I hope the fear of such insects has not seeped into the next generation, else it will be Mini-Radhika all over again! :p

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