Such A Fright!

United States
September 30, 2015 10:32am CST
A bubble bath that went from something of a leisure to quite a fright. Like every night, I went to take my bubble bath. Yes, I have to have my 'me time'. I ran the water, poured the bubble bath, and then proceeded to do all the things in which I do before climbing into the tub. To ease the day's stresses away. I climbed into the tub, ready to relax. I grab the wash cloth to dunk it into the nice hot water, when the relaxation went down the drain (pun intended and not literally). I got the fright of my life, as I was dropping the wash cloth into the water something wiggled, and then darted out. Needless to say, I screamed and was quicker that Superman in jumping out of the tub. I had no clue what it was, but my feet were quick and my heart was racing. Luckily my husband heard me scream and came running to the bathroom to see if I was ok. What he saw was me standing there, just looking into the tub. The good part about it all, was the bubbles hadn't over taken the bath water and we could see what gave me the fright. I guess I was still in a bit of shock, cause all I could do was continue to stare down at the water and the impostor. Hubby was kind enough to get a glass and scoop the darn lizard out of my bath water. Once, I regained my composure, I felt quite stupid in being frightened by a harmless lizard, but I drained that bath water none the less. Just in case. Have you ever been frightened by something quite harmless? Then to feel like a wimp after the fact?
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@rebelann (101658)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct 15
Not like that thank God. Of course around here we always check tubs and nooks and crannys for the desert type intruders but I get help from the furbabies so it's not usually a problem. Poor lil lizard tho, I hope she survived
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@rebelann (101658)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct 15
I've been lucky so far no scorpions but I do get those 6" centipedes that scare the bajeezaas outta me @TexanTornado luckily they don't usually come indoors, they don't like light. Well, such is life, but I do like lizards n stuff, they're harmless and eat them thar pesky bugs n even mice if they're not too big.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@rebelann Oh yes, I know exactly what you are talking about, and they do come indoors. You just won't see them very often. Yes, I don't mind lizards, I use to catch them when I was younger, now I just enjoy watching them go about their business. We also have geckos here.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
Well, when we lived in West Texas we checked for scorpions in those nooks and crannies. I serious doubt she did.. Hubby disposed of her.
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@LadyDuck (408636)
• Switzerland
30 Sep 15
Oh my, I would have been scared too. You did not know what there was inside.
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• United States
30 Sep 15
Yes, I think the not knowing what it was scared me more than the finding out it was only a lizard.
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@LadyDuck (408636)
• Switzerland
30 Sep 15
@TexanTornado If it was a snake it would have been worse. I agree, not knowing is what scares us. Just like when we see something in the dark.
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@Asylum (47930)
• Manchester, England
26 Oct 15
Never mind, al least you have a clean lizard now.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
OMG!! That was a good one..
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@ramapo17 (30710)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Oct 15
That is funny @Asylum
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@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Oct 15
I am very glad we don't have any lizards around here because that would totally freak me out.
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• United States
1 Oct 15
Which it did me and still affecting me. I now cautiously grab items now and shake it out first.
@inertia4 (28111)
• United States
26 Oct 15
What was a lizard doing in your bath anyway? How did it get there? Did it come out of the drain? That's pretty sick. No one would want to have a lizard in their bath.
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@inertia4 (28111)
• United States
27 Oct 15
@TexanTornado I hear that. You did the right thing by draining the water and redoing the bath. That's how I feel if I saw a bug or even a mouse. I would be like, okay, no bath this time.
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• United States
27 Oct 15
@inertia4 I was tempted to go that route, but I have to have my nightly bath. It was however hard to relax after that.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
No, it evidently was in the folds of my wash cloth, and when I went to drop the wash cloth into my bath water, that is when I saw the towel move (it wiggled) and then darted out. I sure didn't want it in my bath, I can promise you that..
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@nanette64 (20556)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Oct 15
Holy crap @TexanTornado , I would have done the same thing. What if it would have been a snake? Geez.
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@allknowing (105338)
• India
5 Oct 15
It could have been a snake. So you had every right to scream
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@allknowing (105338)
• India
5 Oct 15
@TexanTornado Or was it just to get your husband there???
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• United States
5 Oct 15
@allknowing Nah, there truly is no need for that. He wants to come every time I go, and it's 'No, this is my 'me' time'. You will have to wait.
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• United States
5 Oct 15
Well, the scream came cause I was startled. Then once my mind started processing it, I then became more freaked out. Needless to say, I couldn't relax and enjoy a bubble bath after that. I just wanted out the bathroom.
@thesids (22193)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Sep 15
How about a frog licking your toe at the mid of the night We were in a rented flat and the surrounding was more green there - the only problem, there was a stagnant unattended canal two flats away. The third month, I was bed early as I had not much going on back then, and was about to doze off, when I felt something on my toe. Initially, I thought it was just in a dream, but it did not stop. I looked at my wife who was already three hours into her sleep... So who could that be!!! We had a bedswitch and I turned on the light and without moving my feet tried to sit and saw a big frog doing the play... thankfully, it was not a ghost
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@thesids (22193)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Sep 15
@TexanTornado Yes, eventually, she woke up as it was odd behavior from me to turn on the lights at almost midnight . She thought I woke up because of some work at the computer but sooner realized that it was not the computer but the broom and the frog. During the 8 years that we have been married, I have only woke her up during the days when I was on bed during 2008. Beyond that I never have. I know she works real hard all day long - office, caring for me and as such she does deserve a sound undisturbed sleep whenever she can
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• United States
30 Sep 15
@thesids Yeah, I am sure. I'm sure she also was a bit disturbed trying to figure out what in the world you were doing. Awww well, that is very kind of you. Everyone deserves their sleep..
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• United States
30 Sep 15
OMG!! I couldn't even begin to imagine. Evidently you have a more calmer demeanor than I do. My first reaction would have been to scream, jerk my foot away, and jump outta bed. Hopefully in one complete motion. Did you ever wake your wife?
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@pahak627 (4548)
• Philippines
2 Nov 15
Yes, I have been frightened by harmless creatures but not in a bath tub. We don't have bath tub at home. We only have a shower but I don't use it. I take a bath or half bath only by putting water in a pail and pouring water on my body by using a dipper.
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• United States
2 Nov 15
Ok that is quite interesting. Doesn't sound like you get much relation that way, but whatever works for you.
@pahak627 (4548)
• Philippines
2 Nov 15
@TexanTornado I guess you haven't experienced having a bath the way I do.
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• United States
3 Nov 15
@pahak627 Actually I have, when stuck in a hurricane, and had no power or water. We had to revert to those strategies. On a regular basis, the answer would be no.
@LeaPea2417 (34762)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Oct 15
Oh my, sorry that happened to you. I did have a scare one time with a lizard in our sun room and a roach. I nearly had a heart attack.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
Well, thank you. Oh no! You will have to tell. It's not like I am afraid of lizards it was the surprise in which I freaked.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@LeaPea2417 Believe me, I completely understand. It's those moments of unawareness that tend to get you.
@LeaPea2417 (34762)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Oct 15
@TexanTornado I was bending down to water a plant when a lizard darted out and went under my bare foot. It freaked me out. I think I scared it as much as it scared me, lol.
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@Beatburn (4301)
• Philippines
24 Nov 15
Gripping narrative. You got me hooked. I thought it was a snake!
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• United States
24 Nov 15
Well, thank you. It was a rare moment, where I felt I did a good job telling my story. Actually at first that is what I thought it was (a snake). Is why I was in such a state of shock, and still took me some time to calm myself..
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• United States
25 Nov 15
@Beatburn I'm sorry, but I lead a very typical, boring life. However, if something worthwhile happens, I will be sure to write about it. Thank you.
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@Beatburn (4301)
• Philippines
25 Nov 15
@TexanTornado Excited to read future real-life stories from you.
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@sherryeb (581)
• Duncan, Arizona
29 Oct 15
A couple of summers ago a king snake made it into my kitchen drawers. I was like unimpressed by his large slithering presence.When I opened the drawer, I swear I hopped up to the moon and back. When I calmed down, I was able to capture him by putting a broom handle underneath him and carting him outside and over the fence into a nearby desert field. Well...that was one stubborn snake a few days later he was laying on my bathroom floor, I nearly stepped on him .I did the same broom handle procedure, only I put it into a large painters bucket, threw the bucket into a hefty trash bag and drove it out to the desert to release it.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
@sherryeb Oh I'm sure the wouldn't have been. I couldn't even begin to imagine. The one plus side to it, you were able to get rid of it.
@sherryeb (581)
• Duncan, Arizona
29 Oct 15
Neither encounter was a happy one@TexanTornado
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@PainsOnSlate (22044)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
You made me laugh, but I would have be scared too, I've never shared a bath with a lizard and quite honestly I never want that experience. While swimming once I saw I was swimming with a water moccasin but I didn't scream I just ran out of the water.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
I'm glad if gave you a good chuckle. I can laugh about it now. I wasn't at the time. Oh I have done the whole water moccasin thing too. Well, I didn't actually know I was. It wasn't until we climbed out of the bayou and was back on the head land, that my cousin pointed out the water moccasin. It was the last time I went swimming there. You are braver than me, I would have been hysterical.
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• United States
27 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate I don't blame you, I wouldn't either. I have to ask, did you dash home and take a shower?
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• Canada
27 Oct 15
@TexanTornado Probably, I was in college when i had that memorable experience.
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@ramapo17 (30710)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Oct 15
@TexasTornado oh yes I have. When we first moved from Pennsylvania to Florida the little lizards were all around and every time one would jump out I would jump. I came from an area that had big black bears and lots of deer and every other animal you could imagine and I never got afraid of them. I just wasn't expecting it. I felt like a real sissy.
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• United States
30 Oct 15
They do have a habit of startling. I know what you mean, I felt quite childish once my nerves were under control. Although, I don't think I would want to cross paths with a black bear either.
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• United States
30 Oct 15
@ramapo17 Oh wow, that sounds real interesting. Minus the hunter shooting it. It kind of reminds me 'Grizzly Adams' if you ever watched that back years ago.
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@ramapo17 (30710)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Oct 15
@TexanTornado Actually the bears do not bother the people in fact an old man that lived in the woods was feeding a bear since he found it as abandon. He took care of it for over 20 years and a hunter shot and killed it during hunting season while I still lived up there. The poor man was devastated. That was all he had.
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@GardenGerty (147295)
• United States
18 Nov 15
I would find that VERY shocking. I bet the lizard did too. I like lizards but somehow I think a hot bubble bath is not their best envirionment. My biggest silly scare of late was yesterday when I about decided I had a brain tumor because of a sound that was coming from my pedometer. I felt so silly afterwards.
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• United States
18 Nov 15
Yes, it was a complete shock, and you probably have a point. I might have scared the lizard as much as it scared me. Oh no. I can only about imagine how freaked out you might have been. I'm glad you figured it out though before you sent yourself into cardiac arrest.
• United States
15 Dec 15
Yikes! Lizards don't scare me, but the thought of sharing a bath with one sounds scary.
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• United States
16 Dec 15
That is it exactly. I am not scared of lizards at all, but it was the unknowing, and surprise that scared me.
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@marlina (151457)
• Canada
30 Sep 15
OMG, I think I would have passed out.
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• United States
30 Sep 15
No, I didn't pass out, but have to say I never moved so quickly before. It took a bit for my heart to stop racing also.