The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf
eyeteeth

In which I am transformed into a hooting Neanderthal

Yesterday I found a centipede in my apartment. Nothing provokes quite the same reaction in me that centipedes do. I remember the first time I saw one, in my room at college. It resulted in immediate dissociation from my body. After a moment, I realized that the voice I heard screaming was my own.

Please keep in mind before you vote that I am talking about the common house centipede, not any kind of millipede. I rather like many types of millipede: they have a sleek, Art Deco look, and when they feel threatened they wind themselves into a coil, which is neat-looking. Perhaps most importantly, they don't dart around in a maddening zigzag fashion.

So...

Poll #720852 Simultaneous events don't happen

What is your reaction upon seeing a centipede?

"Neat, a crawly thing!"
7(17.9%)
"Ew, a crawly thing."
10(25.6%)
Indifference
4(10.3%)
Shrieking, flailing revulsion and/or terror
18(46.2%)
Tags: animals, fortheloveofgodmontresor, polls, spasmodicbehavior, urban wildlife, vermin
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