is that all the bugs come out of the woodwork. Literally. I just watched a bug trundle across the floor of the office heading straight for my desk. A pretty big bug. I swallowed a scream, and kicked it, and it turned around and headed for another desk. The teacher’s office is practically empty, so no one saw me do it, and we’re going to pretend this never happened.
Also I looked up “like the dickens” and found out that it is not at all related to Charles (though that is a very common question) and it’s actually a euphemism for the Devil. This makes more sense now.