Friend of the wife bought us some crabs. That being yesterday, 15th of the lunar month - our vegetarian day. So we had to keep them overnight. She left them in a plastic basin, placed a cover over it and left it on the dining table. Somehow I thought we might be running after crabs in the middle of the night. The moments of doing routine things is when brilliant thoughts happen. But when I got out of the bathroom to go to bed, I'd already forgotten about it.
4.30 am; when we got up to go to the bathroom, wifey saw a black object on the floor outside our girl's bedroom door. In the dim light of the night-lamp I couldn't figure out what it was. I grabbed the torch-light. Before I could decide what it was, wifey found more of the black objects crawling around the floor. Crabs!!! They managed to lift up the cover. Must have acted in unison.
One went as far as the backdoor. Too bad, he couldn't reach the lock. Another got into the bathroom. No way he could lift the 'escape' hatch without his arms. A big guy was wandering around in the kitchen. He must have thought it was better to end it all quickly instead of being tied up like that. Luckily they were already 'disarmed', otherwise it would have been a huge problem catching them.
After all that action, it's goodbye sleep until the alarm.