July 8, 2008

"When I was driving to work I felt a slight vibration but I thought it was just my mobile phone in my jacket pocket."

AHHHHHHHHH! OH! A woman realizes that odd feeling she's had in her bra all day is a.... bat!

***

I did not create the "bats" tag for this post. I have a history with bats.... that added some real dimension to this story for me.

UPDATE: The young woman milks her 15 minutes of fame.

25 comments:

rhhardin said...

"I keep thinking how could I have not known it was there?" Miss Hawkins said. "I will certainly be checking my bras every morning from now on."

Also check your boots for scorpions, as any guy knows.

reader_iam said...

Oh. my. Totally gives me the willies.

Meade said...

Brits.
Teen.
Breasts.
Something creepy.

I smell a hoax.

Chip Ahoy said...

I learned to live with the bat I discovered in my pants that alerted me to its presence by vibrating slightly. It's been a bit of a challenge at times to not let it take charge of things.

Chip Ahoy said...

Wut?

Ron said...

Did the bat emerge with dramatic theme music, and the large flame of a turbocharger? If so, it's probably one of those Victoria's Secret Bat Cave bats that Warners have as a promo tie-in for the film release...

If you hear the Joker laugh from your box of drier sheets, remember the spring fresh scent...before the nerve toxin kicks in...

Mrs. Cora Horliss said...

Madam, pardon me but....

Is that a bat in your bra?

Or, is it just the erotic frustrations of matrimonial imprisonment ?

Pogo said...

Reminds me of the urban legends of yore, like spiders in the beehive hairdo and scorpions in the bananas.

There was of course some moral lesson to be learnt, but mostly it was the eeeeewww factor, and coupling sex with death.

Always a wining combination.
The folks at Good Friends ought to think about that for their next cover image. A bat with a teen boob. Good Friends!

ricpic said...

Pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat,
Be still my heart within my fluttering chest.
Alas, 'twas but a bat.
Sad fills my heart within its empty nest.

ricpic said...

Pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat,
Be still my heart within my fluttering chest.
Alas, 'twas but a bat.
Sad my empty heart within its empty nest.

PatCA said...

Well, crap, where's the picture? Odd week for news--maybe she should meet Lawn Chair Pilot.

My creepy bug story: I came home one summer night and saw my screen door almost covered by beetles attracted by the porch light. I made a lot of noise and used my purse to brush off as many bugs as I could before I burst into the house, running as fast as I could. Whew, I thought, not seeing any bugs in the house. Then I ran my hand over my hair--about 5 beetles were stuck in my hair. I had to pull them off (with my hands in a towel).

Mrs. Cora Horliss said...

http://www.robertstuartsalon.com/assets/files/new_yorker_article.htm

kimsch said...

Mrs. Horliss, did you notice that the author talks about having "your heir washed"?

Theo Boehm said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Theo Boehm said...

Here's the well-known song of Ariel from The Tempest; it's a cheerful, sunny, fa-la-la sort of thing with a bat in it, a bit like our cheerful, fa-la-la young woman:

Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip's bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat's back I do fly
After summer merrily.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.


Here's the musical setting.

Althouse never struck me as cheerful and fa-la-la when it comes to bats.
AHHHHHHHH!OH!
Not a bit.

Kev said...

Mrs. Horliss, did you notice that the author talks about having "your heir washed"?

Well, a financial show I listen to on the radio always talks (tongue-in-cheek) about "your greedy, unwashed, undeserving heirs," so washing your heir may not be such a bad idea. ;-)

Kev said...

I've never had a rodent enter an article of my clothing before, but 1) I had a neighbor's hamster get into my apartment and run across my foot while I was shaving, and 2) I returned from a long vacation to find a mouse in my toilet (both stories here). Ever since the second thing happened, I've kept my toilet lids down whenever they weren't in use; at least the mouse wasn't able to escape the bowl and get out into my house.

Florida Gator said...

There is a potential bad side to this. Bats are nocturnal and can carry rabies. It is not a good sign that the bat had not left the area by daylight.

reader_iam said...

Hesitated for a quite while (many hours), but now I'm going to do it: I'm thankful for other people's experiences with bats. Cautionary tales are fine things, indeed, in proper perspective, and it's not such a bad thing, for most people, to develop a palate for them.

reader_iam said...

Also, for anyone who's interested in the slightest in gaining insight into at least one slice of my sense of humor and outlook, consider this.

reader_iam said...

Oh, what the hell--while I'm at it, I might as well plug my nomination for Election Song 2008, as performed by--as it happens--the same group linked in my previous comment. Only, in this case, it's from an album which spoofs--and loves--a different set of music. Love that broadness of mind and generosity of spirit, and ecumenical aesthetic, if you will.

Alternatively: Oh, whatever.

Kev said...

Excellent, Reader. Brave Combo got its start in Denton, Texas, where I went to college, and a couple of the members over the years have been former classmates of mine.

Theo Boehm said...

I'll second that, Kev! Great stuff, Reader. That is hilarious. I'm going to buy a couple of those ghostly takes on classical warhorses for my 14-year-old.

Where else but on the Althouse blog could you get this entertainment value? I mean, from fa-la-la Shakespeare music to soundtracks for unmade Tim Burton movies, all on one topic.

Paul Brinkley said...

Reminds me of this time I went spelunking, and suddenly felt something thrashing around in my hair. Turned out to be my cellphone. Go figure, right? I didn't expect service down there.

Tibore said...

While some folks are trying to go Gothic with their humor, I'm thinking more British slapstick: This "bat in bra" story brings to mind Benny Hill. You know, the busty woman shakes her moneymakers, the bat falls out with a dazed smile on its face...