Bats are assholes.

August 14th, 2013, 9pm

It was 17°C with few clouds. The breeze was gentle.

My husband and I were sitting up reading in bed, at 11:30 pm two nights ago. We were chatting when he suddenly started to swat the air like there was a bug.

It wasn’t a bug. It was a bat. In my bedroom. Flying around. Like he owned the joint.

Major drama.

Brave, slightly hysterical husband plus my eldest son captured and released the scared little bastard. But evidence led us to believe he’d been there a few nights. As there are rabid bats in the region, the whole family — my two sons love to crawl into my bed for snuggles — had to get immunized.

Big long scary needles. A comedy of OHIP errors. Me calling all the local pharmacies for the right syringes. Nervous new doctor administering the shots. Really thick, hard to administer serum.

I feel very grateful for socialized medicine which paid for the whole thing.

Still — my bum hurts.

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Laura Brady

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