So, the last I told you, my Gecko was missing. I made it pretty clear, the Gecko was gone, vanished, in the words of the Michael Jackson song , "(S)He's Out Of My Life"... but that's where the Jacko song references end! Because I certainly ain't writing about that LITTLE GREEN SHIT in the same way MJ wrote "Ben" for his beloved rat! He comes sauntering back in here yesterday like nothing had happened, without a hint of apology or guilt on his scaly little face...and we haven't spoken since, but what happened today really was the straw that broke the camels back!
Me and the Ruby-boys went to the gym for the afternoon, had a great time, and then when we got home I was a little peckish... So I reached for the box of sesame seed snacks on the side, I sat on the bed, ate 3 or 4 sesame biscuits straight out of the box, and checked my emails. Nothing untoward there! Then I realised I'd come to the bottom of the packet... So in order to check if all the delicious treats were finished, I pulled out the cellophane wrapper...
AND WHO DO I FIND???!!!
Nestled in, on top of the remaining 2 sesame biscuits... MY SESAME BISCUITS... BOLD AS BRASS...
Oh yeah, you guessed it!
I spent the next 5 minutes shouting at Clark and Mike for putting it in there, and then when I finally realised it wasn't them...
The following 15 minutes were spent leaning over my sink making sick noises and spitting!
But when I'd calmed down, all that remained was the anger, the fury, and the feeling of betrayal! I'd let him in, I'd let him be part of my life...when I've been hurt and scared by so many others before him, and he does that to me!
I called Clark in to dispose of the wrapper, and to put the Gecko back outside with the rest of his kind... and after chasing me around the room with it for a short while, Clark obliged. He took him outside, and put him on the wall. I was left alone again, in my room, in pieces. 3 boxes of cereal, and the remaining sesame biscuits were thrown in the bin, I was concerned he may have made his way through all of my dried foods!
But I lost more than just cereal and biscuits today... I lost what I thought was a life long friend, I lost the ability to make friends and trust another species...and worst of all, I lost the confidence to have any sort of food in my room for the remaining 2 weeks of our stay here! Goodbye Muesli, goodbye tasty treaty sesame biscuits, and goodbye to you...my first and only Gecko friend. You will be missed, but crawling all over my food was a step too far, and an abuse of my friendship!