It was bad when I knew one of my neighbors managed to grow maggots in her room.
|An actual conversation I found on her FB page after the incident|
It was bad when a lady and her son moved in and somehow managed to make their entire hallway smell like hamsters.
|The weird thing is, there are no hamsters in their room. Only one conclusion is logical: They ARE hamsters.|
But now, a guy just a couple rooms away from me has BED BUGS.
I hear about those in the news all the time, but I've never personally known anyone who has actually run into them. They've always seemed like somewhat of a distant, unimportant threat. But now, knowing they have made it into THE BUILDING WHERE I SLEEP, I'm freaking out a little bit.
Naturally, I became psychosomatically itchy the minute I heard the news (which was about an hour ago). I checked my mattress. I changed my sheets. I checked everywhere that they could be hiding. Luckily, there was no sign of them, but I'm still edgy about sleeping here tonight. Maybe I'm being overly neurotic, but those things can travel fast.
I feel a cleaning rampage coming on...