Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Roach Overkill

Twittering today I noticed Tony Morgan ( and a comment about his book, "Killing Cockroaches" and it brought to mind a humorous story perfomed by a couple of single dudes (Names withheld to protect the innocent roaches!) I worked with in my construction days in Greenville. Seems they had a little problem on their hands with roaches, they had the roach motels and all - in efforts to try and get rid of them. One fine Sunday afternoon, they were sitting and watching TV in the living room when one of them critters went waltzing across their fine hardwoods. Fed up and too lazy to get up to go stomp on the sucker, one said dude grabbed his 44 Magnum pistol (given the neighborhood they lived in) and fired one well placed shot that carved a nice groove in that fine white oak, picking up the roach in its path and burying him under the baseboard. Wish I had pictures, but imagine tiny little legs sticking out from under the base shoe.
Oh, and for those wondering, it was a Smith and Wesson Model 629 Classic, chambered in 44 Magnum and with a 4 inch barrel. (I think!)

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