Ever get that? Did your mom ever pull worms out of your anus? These worms are so slippery, you need a good grip to tug it out from the safe haven of your belly.
Err…I hope all the lunches had been digested?
We were having serious parenting discussion whether it is necessary to de-worm our children and I had blogged some facts about them. But there are gross stuffs that cannot appear at either place – the forum nor the parenting blog. The Fear Factor kind.
Long time ago, wearing slippers were not the norm. Children ran around barefooted in the kampong. We have white soft sands and green, green grass. But sometimes, the sands were infested with chicken droppings.
Then, there were no use and flush toilets but outhouses with buckets. The kind where you kept your deposits and wait for the nightsoil handler to clear every week or so. In between, the bucket will be filled with yeah, maggots. Thank God, I was too young to remember much.
So, everywhere is filled with lots and lots of worms eggs. Worm eggs travelled up into little children’s bellies and made their home there. They produce generations and generations of worms.
Some big worms, some small worms, some tiny ones and come in all shapes. They made the children’s belly huge, their appetite increase/decrease (depending on what worms monopolise) and their anus itchy because the worms travelled out to see the world.
It was the norm to feed children with deworming medicine. There were no imported, orange flavoured syrup. Only horrible bitter, Chinese powdered medicine.
Wahlau-eh, the damn medicine is damn powderful, man. The next day, Mr. Worm and family will decide that the belly of little children is not nice to stay anymore and they travelled out. Some died because of the Chinese medicine. But big ones stay alive and ought to be tugged out.
The old folks would tell us children horror stories of how Ah Beng from the next kampung who refused to swallow the medicine yadda yadda (in trying to get the children to take the med) and one day, worms came out of Ah Beng’s ear, nose, eyes, anus and mouth.
*Excuse me, let me go and puke first.*
Coming up next – Women who actually rear worms in the belly in the name of beauty.
But errr… have anyone of you ever get worms pulled out of your anus before?