I got the cutest rain boots for Christmas. It was an early gift. They were leopard print and shaped like cowboy boots. I fell in love with them immediately.
I wore them the last day of exams at school because they were so adorable.
While the students were taking an exam I was crawling around on the floor grading some projects. A few minutes into the exam I quietly asked them, "Tho thas a bathoon?" They all stared at me until I could make my point more clear. "THO THAS A BATHOON? I'M ALLTHERGIC!"
(Translation: Who has a balloon? I am allergic.)
About that time I caught sight of my adorable boots and a thought popped into my head. I wondered if rubber and latex are the same thing. I have a severe latex allergy. So I put my foot in my lap and tugged at the boots as I would my real boots and nothing happened. I didn't think much of the action at the time, but I finally wrestled the boot off and the sole read "100% rubber".
I quickly googled a few things and lo and behold if a person has a severe latex allergy that person will also react to most rubber products. Duh. I spent the next hour trying to track down some Benedryl and ended up having to run out to my car to change shoes.
The boots were trying to kill me.
And that is not all.........................................................
The next morning my back hurt so bad I could not even get out of bed. I never realized what back spasms were until that moment. I was in severe pain, but I couldn't shift to alleviate it. Finally I did stumble out of bed and did my best to go about my day. That evening I even gave in and took a painkiller. The Coach (who was concerned my back hurt so much he might not be able to go fishing) was asking me what I did to cause the pain and I couldn't figure it out. Then I remembered trying to wrench the boot of death off my foot. I must have pulled something. I could barely move, much less run for about three days.
Aha. It isn't bad enough the super cute boots were trying to kill me...when that didn't work they tried to paralyze me!
Be on the look out for the boots of death!
(Did you get any life threatening Christmas gifts?)