Hot Tub Horror / by Courtney Mehlhaff

A friend told me this story well over a year ago, and it has provided such ongoing entertainment that I've held off blogging it. Until now [insert maniacal cackle]. 

It goes like this. Some friends went on vacation because they'd purchased a time share. When they got to their destination, the wife was disappointed that the hot tub had been drained. Eager to start relaxing, she threw on her swimsuit, jumped into the tub, and turned on the jets full blast. 

All the husband heard after that was screaming. And screaming. And more screaming. 

So the game I've been playing ever since I heard this story involves asking people one simple question: What came out of the hot tub jets?

Take just a moment to register your guess.  Go ahead, I'll wait. 

To check your answer, I've compiled a list of responses, which l share with you now.


Most common:  Snakes, spiders, roaches, rats, mice, worms

Southwest inspired:  Scorpions, lizards

Perhaps party related:  Condoms, vodka (perhaps amazing?)

Non-animal but equally horrifying:  Poop, blood


I think this list represents a pretty good cross-section of answers, yet not one is correct. 

When the husband burst into the room, what did he find his wife covered in? 



And I'll leave you with that, just in case you feel like you're having a bad day.