Ear Wigs.... Ugh.

Those who know me are aware that I'm phobic of ear wigs.

Seriously.  The little fuckers scare the shit out of me.  Once, a few years back, my girlfriend at the time saw an earwig in our bed.  She told me of this, saying something along the lines of "It was crawling in our sheets, but I couldn't find it.  For all I know, it's still in there."

I slept on the couch for a week. 

People tease me for all sorts of reasons, and I'm cool with that, but if someone brings up ear wigs, I freeze up and get anxious.  They know not to press the subject.  In fact, if I see one on the pavement, I'll usually jump back, and cross the street to avoid the thing.  It's quite shameful, really.

So, I'm at work today, and I'm perusing old medical blogs - because this is how I pass the time.  I'm strange like that.  Of course, I read the blogs for self instruction reasons, and not for erotic reasons or anything creepy.

That's what crime scene photos are for.

Anyways, I'm perusing Your Er Doc's blog, and having a pretty enjoyable time as I'm reading his back posts.  They're both entertaining and informative. 

Then I come across this post.  Essentially - an ear wig crawled into a patient's ear.  The patient flipped out.  When I read it, I didn't know what a "pincer bug" was (we don't use that term in my neck of the woods) but when I used google to look it up...

Let's just say that I still feel sick to the stomach.  Totally scared the shit out of me. 


  1. I used to have nightmares about earwigs in my bed when I was little. I'm still unreasonably terrified of the things. Ewwww!

  2. Gah! There are some things that just shouldn't be shared ... and that post is most definitely one of them :/

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates these things. Last year, someone threatened to throw one at me.

    I acted less than masculine-ly about the whole affair. :P