Note: in before, this is about insects, not glitches.
So I was writing a post in the humble abode thread, but I like bugs (specially arachnids) and I was starting to feel curious about else's experiences with them, so I just decided to turn it into a new thread, where you can tell all your "buggy" experiences. Mine is what follows:
I was bitten by a centipede the other night, although it didn't inject me any poison, I believe.
How did that happen? Well, summers where I live are hot and there are lots of mosquitoes, so I usually place a mattress on a roof terrace that we have here and sleep under the night sky, covered in a blanket or two that protect me both from the fresh night air and the mosquitoes. However, this doesn't come without risks, because sleeping here makes me more exposed to other bugs, which sometimes climb the walls and decide that my mattress is a nice place to hunt or hide. And that's what happened the other night: I woke up from a sudden pain near my elbow and immediately saw a big, long insect shaking its body frantically while running to hide under the blanket: I probably made some move while I was sleeping and touched the centipede, so it felt slightly in danger and therefore bit me a little (just as a warning, I guess).
This is not the first time that a dangerous bug appears on my improvised bed: a couple of summers ago, a scorpion was standing on one of its sides when I woke up - not too far from where my face was. It didn't sting me, however, and I have to say that I've been lucky with scorpions my whole life, because I've been really close to them in not so few occasions and they've never stung me: when I was a child, I was once lying down on the floor and I saw a scorpion just a couple of centimeters away from my head and walking fast towards me; another time, also as a child, I had one climbing my leg, but I felt it before I saw it, so the first thing I instinctively did was shaking my leg - only then I looked to the ground and saw what was causing the tickles; and not too long ago, I was in my bare feet and I almost stepped on one that was walking very near me. These are only a few examples (the closest), but I've had a lot more encounters with scorpions throughout my life, and the luck comes from the fact that this species of scorpion, while not the most dangerous in the world (and therefore not lethal most of times), is not one you want to be stung by either.
So what about you? Which are your closer experiences with bugs? Do you like them? Do you hate them? Are you scared of them?
I have periods of social disconnection, it's a part of me that I need and keenly embrace. I'll still log in and read news and threads during those times, but I won't be (very) active on the site, so I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause (late answers, bumps or the like).
Please, feel free to correct my English.