cockroach hunting season
In Japan, July 1st marks the official start of the cockroach hunting season. Up and down the country, people will be arming themselves with all manner of weapons in readiness for the inevitable confrontation.
Here are some popular ways to get rid of cockroaches (drawbacks in brackets):
- Boiling water (possibility of scalding yourself in the process)
- Stamping (possibility of nasty mess on floor)
- Machine gun (possibility of stray bullets hitting innocent bystanders)
- Gentle persuasion (possibility that cockroach won't understand what you're saying)
- Electrocution (possibility of electrocution)
Of course, some people resort to more extreme measures.....