If I told you that in living overseas (Africa and, mostly, Asia) for almost 20 years that I had seen some strange things along the way, you probably wouldn’t be surprised.
You know, the kinds of things that not just strike you as odd because it is a different culture. But the kind of things that are actually funny, odd, strange in any culture.
That’s the kind of strange I am talking about.
So, in this the inaugural post in an on going occasional series, let me tell you about what we found in our house one day in Zimbabwe.
We spent two years living outside of the town of Gweru, where my wife and I taught at the Baptist seminary. Our house was a quarter mile or so walk from the school, and we always walked.
One day after class was over, Mrs. TT and I headed home. When we got to the house, she walked toward the back, while I headed toward the kitchen to drop something off.
All of a sudden I heard a scream. It scared me and I ran back to where she was.
She was standing outside of the bathroom, pointing. She was clearly shaken.
I went over to get a good view and found a frog in the potty. A real live one.
Now, if you want to understand how shocking this was, you need to know that Mrs. TT and I had decided before we married to always put the lid down. That frog got in there by swimming through the septic system!
I did a quick assessment and ran to grab a pot from the kitchen. I scooped the frog up, and escorted him out of the house. I was a big hero, right?
Wrong. Mrs. TT gave me a scolding for grabbing something out of the kitchen to get something out of the potty!
What about you? Have you encountered something as strange as a frog in the toilet along the way?