We were awakened at 1:00 this morning with the news that a bug had lodged itself in the ear of one of our interns. Niel set off to see if anything could be done short of taking her to the hospital. When he came home nearly an hour later, he recounted the story. The short version: He was finally able to extricate the bug with water, natural suction, and a bobby pin. And what he pulled out of her ear astounded him. It wasn't the small bug he imagined it to be. It was a huge moth!
Uhh... hello?! A moth? In her ear?
I had a difficult time falling back to sleep. My ears felt all too exposed to the horrible moths of the world. As if I needed another reason to hate them...
I think I need to invest in earplugs.