If there's one thing I am squeamish about, it's something like this...
Sometime last week, I was going to wash my hands in the toilet when I felt something drop onto my head (my hair) from the top.
I thought to myself, "Eh, why is there water dripping in the toilet when there's no pipe above me."
Belated reaction. I let out a quiet shriek (because I'm not normally a screaming person).
The "thing" on top of my head jumped off.
It turned out to be a big fat lizard (which must have been so fat that it fell off the ceiling). Ewww!! Luckily it jumped off and didn't run down my body. Gross!!
Thankfully, I didn't feel the lizard's cold skin on my own bare skin.
It is the same when I accidentally stepped on it. How? I accidentally stepped on a lizard hiding under the floor mat. Its defense mechanism would be to break off its tail and run off. So all I saw was the independent tail wriggling all over the floor.
When I related my story to my colleague, she shared her own lizard story.
Lizard Story 2
She was cooking sambal belacan with prawn. She just started frying the garlic and sambal in the hot frying pan with cooking oil. Suddenly, she decided to take out her apron to wear.
She pulled out the folded apron and fling it open before putting it on. At the edge of her vision, she thought she saw something flew off.
She didn't bother as she wasn't sure she really saw something and went back to her frying pan. To her horror, she saw a lizard sizzling in the boiling oil with the garlic and sambal.
So remember, look into the food you are eating, you just never know... :P
A lizard might be among the ingredients, happily waiting to jump into your mouth! lol