I've become something of an expert on this. Dealing with centipedes, I mean. Here you go: 6 easy steps!
Give customary screech of surprise upon first encounter.
Leave room to obtain running shoe with which to kill the intruder.
Return ... slowly. Slowly, slowly, slowwwwwwly.
Gaze upon location where sighting took place. By now, Centipede will have scurried away to some invisible new hiding place. (They DO have 100 legs, after all...)
Rejoice! Smile, celebrate, do a happy dance. Another centipede encounter has been survived!! 🙂 🙂 You have triumphed yet again!!! 🙂 🙂
Pat self on back, & get on with day...
p.s. an earlier posting about centipedes, ‘Centipedes I Have Known,’ is here.
'Quote of the day' with this post:
4 Rules for Life
Tell the truth.
Don’t be attached to the results. – Angeles Arrien, U.S. teacher, author (1940 – )
Runner-up for Q. of the day:
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran