Yes, But From a Distance

They are such intricate creatures and are probably what inspired people to write about fairies. However, I've had a bad experience with one a long time ago. I was walking around the town centre when a huge dragonfly buzzed into my path from nowhere and started to bash against a shop window with fairly loud whacking noises. Scared the life out of me. I did some gymnastic moves to avoid it (I mostly dislike large flying bugs of any sort) and some guy burst out laughing at me.

musicspirit musicspirit
18-21, F
10 Responses Feb 22, 2009

No, I don't think it is. I'm pretty sure that none of them are poisonous, but I've never tried eating them so I couldn't say for sure.

Ew. cockroaches !<br />
I had a bad encounter once when I was a kid. <br />
I was brushing my teeth like an innocent child I was. *snort* <br />
Then I saw that massive black ob<x>ject around the sink.<br />
I tried to drown it. <br />
To end both its and my misery.<br />
-.-"<br />
Bad move.<br />
It FLEW. <br />
Unto my singlet. <br />
*cue me running around the house screaming really naughty words* <br />
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Nowadays I just run for that AJAX bottle and spray as much as I can into those black... things. <br />
[racist pun unintended] <br />
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Btw, I read somewhere that lady bugs were poisonous. <br />
Is this... true?

I'm not much of a fan of big bugs :( I don't know what it is about them...thei peculiar look?! The way the move?<br />
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I'm not kidding, the cockroach was really that big!

Eww!! They are beautiful from a distance, but up close and smashing against a window would have sent shivers up my spine for sure!!! A cockroach as big as your hand??? Wow.<br />
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Scary things. <br />
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Most bugs are fine, but huge ones, the flying-right-at-you kind and spiders are NOT!

Yeah well, what do you know? They are nice creature to look at, but up close and personal with one of those things is a no no for me. Especially when it's hitting into a window with such sickening noises!

Same with me. I dont like being too close to things that insect like. Ladybugs are the only exception.

No, it didn't spoil Malaysia. It did widen my experience however ;) <br />
Haha the contrast between your reactions is golden. If only I could be so cool in such situations. It would save an awful lot of trouble. They're mostly harmless, but I'm not scared of being poisoned. I just don't like being near them. It can be compared to having a phobia of oranges or sponges.

Eek! Interesting warfare tactics you got there :) I would have never hought of plastic wrapping. <br />
I hope that whole encounter didnt ruin Malaysia for you? <br />
I suffered the same thing, except I reacted differently. Upon first noticing that one of these things was flying toward me, I let out a blood curdling shriek and dove onto the bed and hid under the blanket. Then one of my older cousins walked into the room, coolly caught the thing in his hand and put it outside.

I don't want to answer that one. I'd rather not meet either if I can. The first two cockroaches I saw (was attacked by) were around the size of my hand. It was whilst I was in cheap accomodation in Malyasia and I was 10 at the time. I remember them squealing when my elder brother squashed them under his foot - we had to trap them with all sorts of things, such as tissue boxes and plastic wrapping. It was like a real war, with us standing on a bed to be safe. One moved after it had been squashed :( I don't like bugs, but can't stand killing them either. It's horrible and creepy.

Hahaha xD<br />
That reminds me of my first encounter with a flying cockeroach. <br />
Which is worse: cockeroaches or spiders?