Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Keanu Roach

We'd run out of coffee yesterday, so I had to use decaf in the plunger at breakfast time. The taste was okay, but it did nothing to lift my head-fog, and so I had a headache for most of the day. It made me feel very cross towards decaf. What's the point? It's like eating a Big Mac only to feel healthy and well-nourished. Purpose: defeated.

Anyways, it was with great excitement that this morning I poured newly purchased ACTUAL coffee into the plunger for me and E. So I pour the water in, and put the plunger lid thing on, and push it down a bit, leaving it to sit a mo while I make my Vegemite toast, and then I hear this skitter skitter kind of noise. I look around, but can't find the source. Skitter skitter, there it is again. It has a very six-legged vibe to it. But I can't locate it, so I get on with the toast.

Then, licking my chops, I go to complete the plunger-pushing-down action, and there, as the steel plunger flat bit slowly decends towards the hot black coffee, I locate the skitter skitter source.

There, standing in a thrill-seeking manner, is a cockroach on the plunger platform. I think he thought he was Keanu Reeves in that movie Speed, fooling about in elevator shafts, climbing up on to the roofs of lifts and whatnot.

Pop quiz, hotshot- who's going to be burned alive in the sink by boiling hot kettle water, and eventually pushed through the drain with the end of a teaspoon?

NOTE: E, don't worry, I washed the plunger bit thoroughly before continuing with making your coffee. I thought it best not to bring up this escapade with you until after you'd finished drinking. I hope you understand.


Alistair Bain said...


I hate cockroaches.

Nathan said...

I truly LOLd at this.

Wendy said...

Great story Ben. I shudder and laugh at the same time. Love the Reeves connection too!

Beth said...

Ewww...they're the worst! Very thoughtful of you though to wash, let her enjoy, and then break the news!! LOL.

Joanna said...

Gosh. Poor old cockroach!

Karen said...

That is pretty funny...

Laetitia :-) said...

I was in the ladies toilet at an establishment that had one of those big rolls of paper in an opaque holder. I pulled the paper down and this giant cockroach came down too! It skittered back up the paper into the holder. I decided I didn't really need extra paper.