Husband Repellent

“What is that horrible smell?”, Marty asked as I was liberally spraying myself in the bathroom. I like things, including myself, to smell nice so he’s used to me wearing perfumes.   But today I reek of insect repellent. Unfortunately, this appears to repel Marty more than the insects.

I have my legs covered up when I venture outside so I assume that I’m being bitten in the bedroom, which is nowhere near as much fun as that statement might sound. The large four-poster bed is covered in a mosquito net and I did feel safe in it until earlier today.  It wasn’t a mosquito that bit me though, but a large ant.  The unexpected sharp nip made me yell, unlike mosquito bites that are painless at the time and then grow into itchy red bumps.

And talking of yelling, I frightened Marty when we got back to our room tonight.  I switched on the light and saw a huge insect scurry down the wall.  I made a girly screeching noise until I realised that the large insect was actually a small lizard.  So now I need to check my clothes and shoes for lizards as well as insects.  Of course Marty is thrilled and wants to adopt the lizard. I wonder if he is still going to want to keep me if I keep spraying myself with nasty smelly oils?

2 Responses to “Husband Repellent”

  1. Norwin! Says:

    You seem to be encountering more wildlife than I did. But then again, my hotel was right in the middle of the city, with no garden. As for the Marty repellent, I’m sure that will turn out to be useful some day 😉

  2. karen Says:

    We’ve moved to the city, and there are fewer insects. We have a view of the huge fountain from our bedroom!

    You probably won’t need any Marty repellent in March, but as you say, it could come in handy 🙂