Posted By FarmerJ on September 13, 2011
Apparently my beloved Darling Husbie is never going to let me live this one down, so I may as well share it with you ~ as my version ~ before you hear it from him. I mean, I figure I may as well take credit where credit is due, right?
Quite a while back, now, Darling Husbie and I were headed into town to run a couple errands. We were in the Little Red Truck, and it was a nice, calm evening. Husbie was driving, and I was his adoring passenger along for the ride. Nothing out of the ordinary.
We had made our way along Highway 30 and were approaching the railroad track overpass just as you enter the east side of town. It is here that I made a new, grand discovery. I, all by myself, discovered a new species. Quite an elusive one, I might add. For, on this eve, I discovered what I’ve named the Hemipterous de Hýdõr. Otherwise what will be commonly known to us as ~ the water bug.
Now, this species isn’t like the average water bug that looks like the common cockroach. No, siree. The Hempiterous de Hýdõr is special. It is absolutely clear. Nearly invisible, even. At least until it lands on a hard surface. Even then, you will likely hear this incredible species before you actually see it. That is quite possibly the secret it holds to remaining elusive for so long. That is, until I, all by myself, discovered it on this particular eve.
How did I discover it?
Well, Darling Husbie was paying attention to driving, which is why his brain was occupied. Mine, on the other hand, was absolutely free and clear to wander and observe. So, as we were approaching the aforementioned overpass, I heard a distinctive “thwap!“. We’ve all heard it. The familiar sound of a large bug hitting the windshield. This distinctive sound was loud enough, it reeled my wandering mind and gazing eyes back to what was right before me. Wow! How incredibly, remarkably interesting! Now, we all know, too, that when a big bug goes “thwap!” on the windshield, there is also the big yellow or green smear that undoubtedly happens when said bug’s rear end…well…you know. But, what was amazing about the Hempiterous de Hýdõr is that the smear was clear. Nearly invisible but for the outline of the ‘splat.’
Completely enthralled by my new discovery, I exclaimed to Husbie, “Wow! That bug’s guts are clear! It must be some sort of water bug.” My Darling Husbie, whom didn’t share in the same enthusiasm I had ~ and somehow held in the laughter and refrained from wrecking the Little Red Truck ~ said, “Yeah, Honey. That’s a water bug alright.”
Come ON, Husbie! Is that all you can say?! I’ve just discovered the elusive Hempiterous de Hýdõr and that’s all the excitement you can muster? Where is your outward expression of elation? Come on, make a commotion with me!
But, no. As it turns out, my Hempiterous de Hýdõr was really just a very large raindrop. You know, one of those big raindrops that kind of fall by themselves until the full force of the rain cloud reaches you? Yeah. That’s all it was. Bummer.
Now, when you quit laughing at me ~ oh, go ahead and laugh…get it out of your system…the Lord knows Husbie still laughs at me…shoot, he’s told this story to all the guys at the flight facility and now they all laugh at me, too ~ could you at least give me a hug by leaving me a comment?
A pat on the head would sure make me feel better. ♥
Honestly, I laugh at myself, too ~ it does the spirit good!