From Onion Butt, To Creepy Dead Thing

I was doing dishes the other night and, as usual, a cleared out a sink ends with pulling debris, food scaps, etc. out of the drain, right? Before it goes down the drain and clogs the pipes. It’s not something you even think about, you just reach down there, and get the disgusting soap and grease soaked mess out, right?

No I generally set it to the side of the sink until I am done, when I put all of it in the trash. Again, this is habit, ya know, one of those things you do without even looking. Indeed, I think I was conducting a conversation at high volumes, otherwise known as yelling, in the general direction of my children in the other room, in this particular instance.

I was conducting a conversation at high volumes, otherwise known as yelling, in the general direction of my children in the other room

Again, it is something you do with barely a glance. I, had been doing just this when I pulled something out that had been difficult to get free. It was blackened, and had long stringy tendrils handing off of it, that obviously was hanging up in the drain screen. I got it loose, noted it looked like a blackened green onion butt, stringy roots and all. and tossed it aside, going back to my clearing of the sink, and moving on to the other sink.

But something was nagging at me. I didn’t remember having green onions that day, much less that week. so what was that thing?

Then I realized, slowly, that I knew what it was, and shivered.

You see, my kids are a bit buggy, serious bug nuts. They love to catch bugs, and study them in jars. as it happens, one of those jars, mason jars in fact, must have ended up in the sink, got washed, rinsed, and it’s occupant, hopefully already dead, was the previously thought to be, Onion Butt.

Furthermore, encountering one covered in slime, and unknowingly handling for a while..

That meant, based on what the kids had caught recently, it could only have been(shudder’s) one thing. A big, creepy, hairy wolf spider. Now, I am not afraid of spiders per se, but neither do I like to be surprised by them ever. Furthermore, encountering one covered in slime, and unknowingly handling for a while.. is a little creepy, even for big ol’ me..

SHEESH! I would wash my hands, but i have been doing dishes… so I already have, in all honesty, and… hasn’t really made a difference…..

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