Monday, January 12, 2009

Why the locals only wear sandals

Today was a traumatic day for Aaron. I'm not sure he'll ever be able to put his shoes on the same way again.

His day started out innocently enough. He got up just in time to get showered, dressed, and be on his way to work. A typical Aaron day.

However, not long after he put on his work boots, he noticed that the lining must have been bunched up in his one shoe. This was not unusual as he needs to replace these worn out boots anyway. He tried wiggling it smooth with his toes. He tried shaking the loose lining back to the right spot, but that just seemed to make the problem travel to his heel. Then he gave up and decided that it'd probably work itself out soon enough. When he got to work he continued to try to ignore the issue, but it was really starting to hurt his foot.

So he sat down at his desk and removed the problem shoe. And this is what fell out:

Yep, it's a gecko. A dead one at that. We're pretty sure Aaron killed it with his foot. Whether it was the crushing effect that killed it or the smell-- is still under investigation. You may notice that his tail has been severed as well. It was a gruesome scene at the Navy Post Office.

Aaron's still a little shaken up.


Cori said...

I just vomited. That is, hands down, the most disguisting post I have ever, ever read. Oh, poor Aaron. I think counselling may be in order....So, didn't he feel it wiggling? Begging for it's life? Bleeech.

B-Mom said...

Oh my, poor guy. I just don't know what to say, except that I want to puke!

Luke and Benjamin's mom said...

Oh, that was truly disgusting. I can't wait to see what else ends up in his shoe.