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Extra lucky?

July 25th, 2012

You know that joke about how you're "lucky" if you step in dog poo, or if a bird poops on you? How extra lucky might I be for having been dumped on... by a gecko?!?

I am the only person I have ever heard talk about this, and understandably so. It requires a lot of skill and timing to be positioned under a gecko's butt.

I was sitting on the sofa last night and I felt a weird splat on my collarbone which was slightly weighty and wet. A tiny droplet of moisture simultaneously hit my cheek.

Now, I've been the bullseye for bird butts a few times in my life so I, sadly, know immediately the difference in the weight of bird excrement versus a water drop. This was neither, but because I could tell it wasn't water, I was confused and curious.

I raised my hand to touch it. It was mushy. I was bracing to be grossed out. I thought it was a dead bug.

"What's on me?" I asked Claus.

He leaned in. "Nothing. Just one of those grey spider egg cases," he said.

"No, it's not. It doesn't feel like that," I countered.

"Just dirt, then. Don't worry," and he swiped it off my neck.

The visual confirmed it: brown, with a dot of white.

Oh, SO super gross.

"It's gecko doo doo!" I sputtered, and got up to get a napkin. It's not the end of the world; I have kept Labradors for more than a decade. I've dealt with a lot worse bodily functions and malfunctions.

After we cleaned my neck and his finger, I had to fulfill my curiosity. Where the hell did that come from? I mean, I know where that came from, but I had to see it.

I looked up. There, on the 12' ceiling above me, nestled in the rafter, was a brown gecko trying to have dinner, completely oblivious to the mini-drama he just created below.

"Wow. I got the coordinates just right on that one," I exclaimed, on the precision it takes to be right under a gecko, in order to have one's collarbone catch his dropping.

So random! I better have an extra lucky day today!

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4 Responses to “Extra lucky?”

  1. wafan:

    Good luck to you!

    Is there any "rub-off" luck for Claus?


  2. fan4m2b:

    That's an "Extraordinary Story"!

    I got those black droppings allover my white walls but, never have the good fortune to
    have even a drop on me yet, I wonder..

    "Best Humor of the Month"?


  3. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:

    u r lucky. i've had dog poop under my bare foot and slippers, and bird droppings on my shirt while standing under a Monkey-pod tree waiting for the next bus. Gecko's in the house is good just as long as they r alive.


  4. Rodney Lee:

    You know, Di - I always wondered why gecko doo-doo has that white dot on the end of it. I mean, think about it - it's so unique. It's not like any of us could do that. Well, not intentionally.

    (things that make you go hmmm...)


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