Thursday, 28 January 2010
Once upon seeing a gecko...
So..how did it all happen?
It happened couple of years ago when I visited my grandma & cousins in my hometown in Central Java, a small lovely city called Solo. One fine-but-soon-not-so-fine-anymore day of the holiday, I was in a bathroom washing my hands on the sink, when one of my younger cousins suddenly told me there was a gecko in the corner of the room. I spurned my head immediately to locate the monstrous beast and judging the distance between us. After seeing that the distance was pretty safe I went back on my washing-hand activity.
Then my cousin tried to tease me and yelled, "Watch out! the gecko is running towards you!!"
Me being paranoid, quickly forgotten that there was a safe 3 meters distance between me and the beast, I turned my body quickly and run outside the bathroom. When I realized my cousin was just playing, I went back to the sink because I haven't finished washing my hand. Then I bent to the sink ..... AND my back SNAPPED (ok, no sound, but I FELT it) and I experienced the most excruciating pain that made me slump on the floor, my feet were like jellies and couldn't support my upper body. I couldn't say a single thing but my face must had been as white as a sheet of paper because my cousins screamed in horror.
Cut the drama short, the pain intensified every passing minutes, I had to lay tummy down on the bed and couldn't move for hours. Don't ask how I did my toilet business, I'm sure it's best to keep it to myself and a few people who helped me T.T"
My grandma was so scared she insisted me to go to a hospital and get an x-ray for my back. So my cousins called an ambulance and off we go to the hospital. OH MY OH MY, I have never been in an ambulance all my life and the ambulance in that city is nowhere near decent. What a bumpy and painful ride *cringe*
And of course, being a small city where everybody knows everybody (and everybody talks about everybody), when we were in the hospital my cousins met two different friends who asked immediately what happen, and just imagine the laugh when they learnt the reason behind the urgent visit to ICU X( XP I felt like running out of the room (HA, like I can)...
Well, I left home after the x-ray result was out (nothing's broken), but the rest of the holiday wasn't that pleasant because I'm bed-ridden for the next 4 days. When I went to chuch later on (after my back healed) few more strangers (cousins' friends of course) greeted me with, "So this is the cousin who got into a hospital because of a gecko?"
That's probably and hopefully the only holiday that went awry XD It was a good story to tell now hahaha...we still have a good laugh every time we talk about it ^^"
Arghh but I can't get over my phobia, no matter how hard I tried. My worst nightmare was the one with giant gecko wearing pajamas and trying to say hello to me. GAH! *shudders*
Any tips??? :p or do you have similar story?? do tell!!