There has been an ant epidemic on campus recently here at work. You might be saying, epidemic? really? I’m sure you must be exaggerating. I assure you I am not. I went away on vacation, and came back to find ants at my desk. Luckily, Jared was still around, and during my meeting, went and got some raid for me, and de-anted my desk. My hero! Me and my can of raid have become rather popular around the office. So okay, I can kind of deal with ants in the office, at least now that I have a can of raid. But the problem has persisted, I’ve noticed that the ants outside are completly out of control – if you are outside on campus don’t stand still or you’ll have ants on you – literally – no exaggeration. I have on more than one occasion found ants crawling on me even after I’ve come back inside – not so much fun.
Now this next part is what really tells me that it’s an epidemic, not just a little problem.
I often like to get a French Vanilla Cappucino (affectionately known around the office as a C5), from the vending machine that sits outside in a little cubby by the worship center. I few weeks back i decided it would be a nice afternoon treat if I got myself one. I plunked in my 50 cents, and the little cup dropped, and promptly filled with cappucino, and ANTS! Ew gross! Luckily there were a few on top, and I didn’t drink any of the ants, because that would be even grosser, but seriously – ants in the vending machine, it’s an epidemic.
So today, I was once again craving a C5 – I didn’t want to risk the ants again, so I stopped by the main office building to get one, unfortunately their little machine was all out, and I only got hot water in my cup, so I decided to brave the vending machine by the worship center once again, and to my surprise – no ants, or at least none that I have seen yet, I’m being a little parnoid as I drink, but it tastes good.