Love Bug.

The El Paso Zoo has come up with a novel way to celebrate Valentine’s Day: they’ll name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to a meerkat on February 14th. I don’t have any exes, not even in Texas, I’d like to dememorialize in such a special way, but I’m tempted to do it just to feed a meerkat. Or maybe I’ll send in my own name, as a way of apologizing to a coworker. Several years ago I put a rubber cockroach in her jar of paper clips. About an hour later the entire office heard, “OH SHIT!” followed by “CHRIS!!!”

Sometimes my reputation precedes me and sometimes it skitters along behind me, and that’s not a bug—it’s a feature!

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  1. Ann Koplow

    I posted the El Paso Zoo “Quick Bugging Me!” link on my Facebook page, Chris. Thanks! Maybe I deserve to be fed to a meerkat because I didn’t post the link to another wonderful blog post by you.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      You enjoyed the blog post and that’s what matters to me, late as I am in finally getting back to this comment. And the El Paso Zoo needed the publicity more than I do.

  2. mydangblog

    Does it have to be an ex? Because I have a couple of former co-workers I would LOVE to see fed to meercats!

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Well, I’m a bit behind in getting back to you, but I hope the El Paso Zoo will offer the cockroach-naming program again next year close to Valentine’s Day. And if they do you can name a cockroach after anyone you like. Heck, I know a couple of people who like meercats so much they’d like to be fed to one.


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