Saturday, December 4, 2010
Lazy cockroaches and the girls who photograph them
Scene: A woman gets up in the middle of the night, shuffles in bleary-eyed to the kitchen and fumbles for the light switch. Flip. SQUEEEEEELL! A dozen little leggy roaches go scattering and scuttling in every direction as the lady chases them vainly with her slipper or, in some versions, hops up on a chair and wails for assistance.
Isn't that how it's supposed to go?
But it was quite a different thing tonight as I was sitting up on our roof terrace, for the first time since spring really set in, and several little cockroaches came wandering idly up to my little blanket. They came one at a time, posed very nicely for some pictures, and then trotted away without a single scuttle when I shooed them. Very odd little bugs.
But then, I guess they were expecting different from me too.