So maybe this is a problem shared by many of my fellow Tijuaneses: I have cockroaches, tons of them. I woke up with one crawling across my arm a few mornings ago. I know, I know, its disgusting but I don’t know what to do. I tried the chemical approach, but I made the mistake of buying something at a Mexican market and realized when I got home that the directions were in Spanish. All I understood (thanks to the little pictures) was 1. open package 2. put little black thing somewhere near bugs and 3. close windows for a few hours then open windows.
I followed the stupid directions but the cockroaches are still creepily crawling out of every crack in my flat. What the hell can I do? In recent weeks, I’ve decided to learn to live with my little friends. When I catch sight of one now, if I feel compelled I’ll smash the little fucker until his brains squirt out off his tentacles. But if I’m feeling a little lonely, I’ll just let the little guy live…maybe I’ll chat him up a bit, ask how is day went, maybe ask him how he enjoyed the homemade black-bean casserole I left in my mini-fridge.