“The weirdest thing happened to me today.” Husband roach said. “I was on the breadcrumb trail which usually leads to under the refrigerator, when I saw this other roach. He was lying on his back while twitching and running very fast but not going anywhere.”
“I said to him, ‘Hey buddy, you’re not going anywhere like that.’”
“He replied with more twitching and he spun around a couple of times. So, I continued on the trail which led to a sticky spot on the floor and stayed there licking around almost all day. On the way back, I saw the same guy on his back but this time he wasn’t moving.”
“I said, ‘Hey buddy. Are you dead or something?’”
“Nothing happened. I assumed he was, so I mumbled to myself, ‘Somebody should get this thing out of here before it starts to decompose. It’s just not good for business. Somebody has to care for the small business man.’
“Just then, the guy started running on his back again. I tell ya, it scared the living be-jesus out of me.”
The wife interrupted, “Haven’t you ever seen a dying roach before?”
“Wait until I’m done.” Husband roach said.
“Well, most roaches, when they see a roach lying on his back with his legs moving, would assume that the roach is dying,” Wife roach said.
“Anyway, he stops running. So I walk over to him and touch one of his legs to make sure he was dead, and he donkey kicked me! I fell back because he started going crazy again.”
“How old are you? Six months? Half your life is over and you’ve never even seen or at least heard of another roach doing this?” Wife roach said.“I’m going to watch a movie, ‘The Interrupted.’”
She left the room, so he talked even louder.
“So, I went back on the trail to see if the guy was still there. I saw him and just stared at him. I think he knew I was there. We roaches can sense these things and also I pulled his antenna to see if he was dead yet. No response. He was really dead this time.”
“I have nothing to say to all that,” Wife roach said.