An Actual Murphy’s Law Moment, With A Cockroach
A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
After Thursday’s hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds had his office call a private contractor down to City Hall and do the exterminating.
The cockroach couldn’t have picked a worse time to show on the wall of the City Council chambers: just as Reynolds was testifying during a budget hearing. Alderman Brendan Reilly wondered how much money in Reynolds’ department budget was devoted to pest control. Reynolds told reporters:
“I was mortified”
Reynolds said he’s proud of the condition of the city’s facilities, however, there is no way a 103-year old building with lots of places for bugs to hide is ever going to be pest free. Reynolds also said they end up chasing them around.
“We often just end up chasing them around.”