You know how when people talk about lice in the emergency department everyone starts itching?

The entire itching thing just evolved to a whole new level for me.

Usually I leave my backpack under the desk and I have books, medical equipment, some electronics, snacks and drinks inside.

Usually snacks include powerbars, dried fruit, almonds, and my homemade trail mix (cashews, dried cranberries, and raisins).

Well I was sitting at my desk typing up a note and I reached into my bag to grab a handful of trail mix, as I went to put some into my mouth, I noticed ants crawling all over my fingers.

I looked down and there were several hundred ants all over my backpack and in the trail mix bag.

Then I look around the floor and they’re crawling up my leg.

And they’re crawling up the bottom of the desk.

Every time there’s an itch, there’s a little ant crawling on my skin.

I’m still itching.

And I need a new back pack.

And I’m not going to be eating trail mix for a damn long time.



  1. Ants are everywhere. You can get some good protein out of them. 🙂

    Bet this teaches whitecoat to properly seal his snack containers, all the time.

  2. Hahahahahaha! I’m still laughing out loud! Oh and ..I am sorry that happened …but since it did …hahahahaha! 🙂

    My granddaughter was sitting on our stone wall and we were just hanging out talking. It wasn’t long before she said, “Eww an ant is on me! ANOTHER Ant!” Then she jumped up …totally skeeved, “OH No ..there’s a LOT of ants on me!”

    Fortunately, she didn’t get bitten. It turns out that there was an ant nest under the slate she was sitting on.

    At least we don’t have to deal with fire ants up north.

    And I would’ve shrieked in the ED if ants were crawling on my fingers, etc. (Then laughed later 🙂

    Conscious sedation anyone?

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