Saturday, 18 February 2012


Through the Grid by foundimagination
Oh ugh, I forgot to tell you... I went for a wander last weekend to drop off my dry cleaning at this place in town that does "wet" cleaning, which is apparently more environmentally friendly.

But, that's beside the point.

I was wandering along, when suddenly it felt like something was in the back of my throat.

I tried to ignore it, but I must have swallowed a bug.

Or rather, a bug must have flown into my mouth.


To make it worse, I then started to kind of choke on it. Not exactly "choke" because it just felt like a tiny little speck of a thing but I was coughing and now, in retrospect, I wonder if the thing went down the wrong tube and my lungs were literally trying to cough it out.


So anyway, there's me, trying to drop off my clothes for cleaning, while coughing away and not wanting people to think I'm sick, I say "I think I just swallowed a bug and now I want to die."

But then I noticed a little kid there and thought that was an overly dramatic thing to say so I kind of mumbled about not really wanting to die and it wasn't really a big deal just that I couldn't stop coughing mumble mumble.

But still. I'd rather not think about it too much in case I gross myself out, but you guys I nearly choked on a suicidal mini-bug.

Ack, ack, ack, gross yuck!


Yamuna said...

Wait, you've never accidentally swallowed a bug before?

Victoria said...

Oh Yamuna, not really like this! I've had them fly into my eye or kind of half into my mouth/lips but this was... ick!

Jonathan said...

I've lost count of the number of bugs I've eaten while cycling. To be honest, it's not as bad as bugs going in your eyes...

And bugs in your eyes are not as bad as puddle water from the side of the road splashing into your mouth.

Victoria said...

Oh dude, bugs in your eyes can be blindingly painful! And I'm cringing at road water!!! GROSS!

Dateafrenchman said...

What about bugs flying up your nose! Awful experience. I don't want to talk about it.

Victoria said...

Am SO totally with you in not wanting to talk about that.... ew ew ew (and yes, it has happened to me too, ew!)