It Happened to Me
The Grasshopper--Part 1
A grasshopper is an insect with long, strong back legs, that can jump very high. It looks like this:
Here is the story:
A man from the office was going to give me a ride home one day, so we walked through an empty lot with high grass to get to his car. A few minutes later, we were driving along a major street when I felt some creature, going up my leg under my pants. Like many women, I hate most bugs. However, whatever was there was climbing higher and higher. I couldn't bear it any longer. I screamed to the driver to stop the car while I frantically started to pull down my pants.
He was surprised, but he screeched to a stop next to a very busy sidewalk. I jumped out of the car. I pulled down my pants in front of a rather surprised group of pedestrians. A very large grasshopper came out. I jumped back in the car and we left again. It was embarrassing, but I was glad it wasn't a spider.
Adapted from a first person story by Mrs. E.D., taken from The Detroit News circa 1980