Scorpion in my underpants!

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Petach, May 9, 2016.

  1. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I was in the bathroom of the room at our hotel in Assisi. I heard a scream come from the bedroom. I rushed out....towel wrapped around my waist, toothpaste frothing at the mouth.

    " there" Lin indicated towards our suitcase for dirty laundry
    "I was sorting your dirty socks and underwear when this ....this....thing crawled out" she said

    I looked in, wondering what all the fuss was about

    It was a Scorpion! "Get me a glass and some paper" I said

    The ever fragrant Mrs T asked what I was going to do with it.

    Said I...."I am going to put it in the glass, slide paper under it and throw it out the window"

    "Not kill it"? she asked

    "Listen" I said, "It has been in an enclosed space with my dirty underwear and socks and come out alive.....I think it deserves a chance...poor thing"

    26885390505_7f5301c5fe_k.jpg Found in our suitcase this morning by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
    • Like Like x 8
    • Funny Funny x 8
  2. Brave and compassionate you are, sir :)
    • Like Like x 3
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    greatest thread title...... ever
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It's the scorpion I feel sorry for... ;)
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. Great detail, scary story.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Photographers Lounge mobile app
  6. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Well done, thank goodness it wasn't a snake! Beautiful creature.
  7. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    They say that scorpions would survive a nuclear war, but you'd have to ask the scorpion whether a spell in Pete's used underwear is more of a challenge.

  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    At least you didn't try to put them on.
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I am happy to report that I have resisted photographing a pair of my underwear wrapped around an LP by a popular 70s/80s German hard rock group and one-upping you with a thread titled Scorpions in my underpants. :rofl:
    • Funny Funny x 3
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, I'm kind of surprised you didn't find Keith Richards in there too!

  11. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    "Scorpions in my Underpants" sounds like a tell-all book from an 80's hair band groupie.
    • Funny Funny x 3
  12. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    he he he this is a great bit of photo journalism