What good is Valentine’s Day if you don’t treat yourself?
No, not in the chocolate/candy sort of way (although you totally could go that route).
Instead, I am talking about in the “watch a cockroach named the same name as your ex get eaten and destroyed” sort of way.
Yes, this is a real thing and is totally on our to-do list this Valentine’s Day!
So, how can you go about naming a sleazy cockroach after your ex?
The El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to a meerkat live on camera and you can watch it all go down!
You can message the zoo on Facebook with your ex’s name, then wait patiently for February 14 to watch the roach get devoured during the “Quit Bugging Me” meerkat event, which will live-stream on Facebook and the zoo’s website.
The names of those exes will also be displayed around the meerkat exhibit and on social media starting February 11. The zoo calls it “the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.”
On Facebook, the Zoo even says:
What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? ❤️Naming a cockroach after your ex, of course! Message us your ex’s name and we’ll name a cockroach after them! We’ll post names (First and last name initial!) starting February 11 here on Facebook! Watch on Facebook Live or on our website’s Meerkat webcam on Valentine’s Day at 2:15 pm to see them devour these little bugs!
Though this won’t stop your ex from crawling back to you, watching a meerkat mob crunch on a cockroach named after your ex has got to be liberating and the best gift you could give yourself this Valentine’s Day.