Daily Archives: November 27, 2013

Check Your Shoes.

I’m reminded this evening of the old farside comic where two explorers are standing next to their tent in the jungle. One man is dumping snakes and scorpions and spiders out of his shoe. The other man is standing next to him watching, with a pair of enormous, stretched shoes. The caption goes something like, “It was then that Wilson realized that he’d forgotten to check his shoes.”
One of our guys put on his shoes this morning and couldn’t get his foot in. He thought there must be a sock bunched up in the tip. When he pulled his foot out and checked, there was an enormous toad in his shoe. Needless to say, if you spend time in South Sudan, even if it’s not for the scorpions, at least for the toads check your shoes. You might hurt them.

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This little guy was in my bag in the morning.