About a week ago, I was preparing my breakfast and noticed a bug on the inside of my oatmeal bowl. He was very tiny and I had never seen a bug like this before. I thought, "Ick. I hope this new bug has just flown in the window and decided to land near my breakfast" and quickly brushed aside the thought that the bug might be coming from inside my breakfast. (Denial.)
Then I saw the bugs again, and although disgusted, I figured the bugs would be killed when I cooked the oatmeal. The old joke is, it's extra protein.
I had convinced myself that the oatmeal was the only food item contaminated and discarded it. Today, when I was eating my whole wheat cereal, guess who came crawling out of my breakfast?
I believe he is a saw-toothed grain beetle, and is pictured in the photo above.
I'm still laughing!
The following link is where the photo above officially lives: