Monday, October 04, 2010

Pest cemetery

I was walking the dogs on the lane behind my house, when I heard what sounded like a cricket chirping. Kree kree went the shrill loud sound, and it was decidedly annoying. I remembered hearing it before. And then it struck me. I remembered a godawful device my dad had bought some years back (among others of course) that made the same sound. It was supposed to keep cockroaches away. We tolerated the sound for some time, due to our love and respect for our dad and patience borne of years of putting up with his counter measures against, cockroaches, ants, kambli boochees (tiny spiny caterpillars), bats and cockroaches. After what we thought was a respectful period of giving him and the device a decent chance, we threw it out of the house. Dad didn’t protest. He had got his chance and he is a fair man.

I giggled in derision at the house as I thought of the expression on their faces when they find out that it doesn’t work and that they were now 75% deaf and that the cockroaches were actually liking it and perhaps sleeping well after a long time listening to its sweet lullaby.

Smirking to myself, I started walking and nearly smashed a line of cockroaches walking out of the house with the godawful sound. Yes, they were leaving with bag and baggages. Some were wearing ear mufflers! The device was working! Puzzled I looked around and saw – you won’t believe this – that the cockroaches were walking out of that house... and into the neighboring houses!

And then I remembered that our neighbor who had come to inquire about the godawful sound emanating from our house had also bought the device after hearing about it prowess from my dad. So did a few other neighbors. In short, we had exchanged roaches!!

This information goes with me to the grave.

But before that, I need to go meet the neighbors of house with the godawful device, and persuade them to buy the device. *snicker*

Let the games begin!! And I don't mean the CWG, heh heh!

Have a nice week folks!

8 comments:

Jinguchakka said...

you give a whole new meaning to smokin' out them roaches! :-)

The Holy Lama said...

roachville, the new game

jellybeans said...

Thanks a zillion, Silverine.
So where do I Get the awesome machine? Sounds like pied piper of hamelin...

Prathik said...

Haha.. Fun post! :D

pallavi said...

LOL!!! There seriously is a device like that? Where, how, when... blah blah.. update URL pliss!!

Alameen said...

reminds me the suspense of movie 'ring'. You have to be on the move to be in the game..

Long time..how have you been over the last year..

Pythoroshan said...

hehe.. this was a hilarious post :)

emma lou said...

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