I had gone through my nightly ritual of getting ready for bed and started pulling together what I felt like watching on TV to put me to sleep. However, sometimes I have a bad habit of getting hungry right before bed...I know, this is terrible for my metabolism. Don't worry. I learned my lesson the hard way.
I went to the kitchen to look through the cupboards and nothing sounded good to me. I even went upstairs to see if Farrah had accidentally left her zip-locked baggie full of deliciousness in her room (that I always tell her to NOT leave in her room because I don't want ants in the house), but she had either finished it or actually put it away like I told her. Defeated with no snack, I drug my ass back to my room only to find a bag of Lay's potato chips carefully rolled up and with a chip-clip on it, keeping it sealed. Jack pot!! This isn't a normal thing to discover in my room...clothes on the floor, perhaps. But a delicious just-what-I-wanted bag of chips? No. I turned on my lamp, off the main light, got all cozy in my bed in my blankets and eagerly grabbed the bag of chips and unclipped and unrolled it as I began to watch Game of Thrones for the hundredth time. And, boo...they were stale. Ugh! Just my freakin' luck. This was a new bag of chips that had barely been touched and they were grossly stale. However, I give everything, even a bag of chips, the benefit of the doubt. There was a possibility that the first, second, and even third chip were just my bad luck, but perhaps the 4th would be okay. I had convinced myself if the 4th chip was as bad as the first 3, then in to the trash it would go. I bit down on my 4th stale chip thinking, "Dammit!!" just as I looked into the bag...
AGHHHHHHH!!!!! AGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! PFFFFFTT! I spit out everything I could in my mouth, grabbed a bottled water and swallowed. SHIT!! DON'T SWALLOW IT!!! More water, sloshed it around and spit it out into my white sink, praying I wouldn't see anything...and I didn't.
I did not see a hundred ants come out of my mouth and into my sink. That's right ladies and gentlemen. I looked into that bag of chips and was holding a fully infested ant paradise. I screamed so many times, did the heebie-jeebie dance so many more times, and thought about puking only a million times. The horror I felt was reflected in the mirror when I happened to look at myself...I looked like a chick that just realized she ate 4 chips out of that bag along with many, many ants. I...ate...ants.
It was a mad dash at that point.
I had to find the source of the ants quickly...and I did. There was the tiniest of burrowed holes near my bed with so many ants around it...the dry heaves were about to start up. I sprayed the shit out of that area and pretty much the entire carpet in my room. I was so overwhelmed with the fact that I'd eaten them and now had also tossed the bag onto my bed, I started to freak out with more heebie-jeebies. I even thought I could see the carpet move (that's a bit of an exaggeration, but that's what my eyeballs were doing to me). I ended up spraying EVERYTHING in my room. By the time I'd cleaned everything, vacuumed everything, threw everything away...my room was actually ant-free.
Holy shit, that was the most disgusting thing I'd ever done in my entire life. All I could think about were a bunch of ants swimming in my gut, having a feast on my dinner from earlier. So grossed out. I also felt like I could feel them on me even though they weren't. I checked.
Have I ever eaten a bug before last night? Of course. I've been on the back of motorcycles enough times to know it's part of the deal if you open your mouth to say something while riding. It just happens. But this?!! No...that's not supposed to happen. I will probably be scarred for life from that incident.
Ironically, I shared the story with the gals at work and one of them told me about one of the men that works with us that he had ordered breakfast yesterday and was served an omelet....with flies in it. Another had crickets throughout her house last night, and another had beetles brought into her home. I'm not sure if our male co-worker actually ate his fly-omelet...but I know I ate 4 chips and I am positive my chips were overly seasoned with ants. No need to have a protein shake after that.
This is how I felt like I probably looked when I was devouring my tasty, tasty chips.
Yummy Lays Potato Chips.