OK, I think we all got freaked out over AKA_Meritt's roach horror story (crawled up HER LEG while she was DRIVING!!! [massive shudder].....Oh man, I can't even hang my legs over the chair now... I've got them tucked under me, Indian style. They'll be nice and safe now...]
So, I will share with you my personal horror story.
I was at a friend's house at the beach. We were all on the floor, watching a movie (had the lights out to have that wonderful "in a theater" effect) and all of a sudden I saw a HUGE "palmetto bug" run right in front of the TV. I prided myself in my rather panicked yet somewhat subdued reaction. I calmly asked someone to please kill the thing while I slowly backed up towards the sliding glass door I was next to.
What came next was straight out of a horror movie. I swear I heard... clicking noises.
I turned around and there, no more than an inch or two away from my hand, was what I could only describe as a "nest" of roaches. Huge, greasy, clicking things crawling all over each other.
Did you know I have the power to simultaneously scream bloody murder and leap across the room in one jump?
I found out that evening that yes, I can.
I was in near hysterics, on the couch across the room. As my friends were trying to calm me down, the roaches decided to take my little skip through hell just one step further.
Yes ma'am, they decided to fly.
I tell you, they can smell fear, 'cause they were headed my way out of pure spite. I was pushed WAY beyond my limits of endurance, and ran screaming for my life out of that room.
No joke. All this happened to me about... oh wow... 18 years ago, and I still shudder every time I think of it.