This morning I made myself a nice tall glass of iced coffee. It was yummy . . . well, at least the first few sips were.
Now, I’ve eaten some weird stuff in my life. Giant ants, pirana eyeballs, kangaroo, horse, and snails (twice) . . . just to mention a few.
As I took a swig, I felt something chunky in my mouth . . . but you should know, here in Galmi our milk comes powdered . . . in cans . . . so sometimes when reconstituting the milk it ends up still a little lumpy. For those of us with texture issues, it can be a bit gross feeling, but after a while you learn to chew while you drink.
So, as usual, when I felt a little chunk, I bit down to break up the little clump of milk powder.
But instead of that creamy taste I know and love, it was sharp and bitter and stabbing. It tasted like someone had sprayed insecticide in my mouth!!
I immediately spit the little lump out, only to find it was an EARWIG!! You know, one of those bite-size (no pun intended) insects with a little lobster claw on his butt. He must have been making a home in my kitchen cabinet when he fell into my glass, and since I made my coffee without the lights on, I didn’t notice him.
That is, until I bit him in two.