It Happened to Me
The Grasshopper--Part 2
A man from the office was going to give me a ride home one day, so we walked through a vacant 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 crawling up my leg under my slacks. Like many women, I detest most bugs. However, whatever was there was climbing higher and higher. I couldn't bear it any longer. I shrieked to the driver to stop the car while I frantically started to pull down my slacks.
He was startled, but he screeched to a stop next to a very busy sidewalk. I jumped out of the car. I pulled down my slacks in front of a rather astonished group of pedestrians. A very large grasshopper popped 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