Wednesday, August 05, 2009

You know the world is truly conspiring against you when.... get hit in the nut by a falling tortoise.

But seriously, wouldn't that rip your undies ? You're minding your own business, walking down the road having a merry old time marinating in your own dream world while your aunt bangs on about the price of fish when WHHHHHHHHHHHARRRRRRRRRRRRUUMMMMMPPPPPPPPPP! You get taken out by a falling Testudinidae that somebody has just hurled out the window.

12-year-old Cheng Cheng from Chongqing in China was doing just that when she got planted on the footpath. ( I would post a shot of her but, have to say, she's not looking her best).

Police reckon the tortoise was hurled from a reasonable height - Cheng Cheng got concussion and the tortoise got a visit from the Grim Reaper. However no one from any of the sixteen apartments in the nearby apartment building reckon they saw anything.

But what I want to know is, what would make you throw your tortoise out the window? I mean, you're hardly going to come home and discover that your tortoise has just chewed up your favourite pair of designer shoes, shagged the cat and shat in the fridge?

Granted, the tortoise was pregnant and maybe this was news to the owner who was just a little overwhelmed and possibly unhappy, ('Pregnant?! SLUT!' Hurl.)

Anyway, I'd be a little worried if I was the tortoise shot putter as Cheng Cheng's father has said, 'I am furious at this irresponsible behaviour. If I do not have a confession from the guilty tortoise thrower I will sue everybody in the building.'

I am wondering what the punishment is for throwing tortoises out windows in China.

Somehow I suspect it will be more than paying for Cheng Cheng's hospital bills.


leeann said...

Wonder how you can tell if a tortoise is pregnant before it actually spawns? Perhaps they build an addition onto the shell for the nursery?

laughykate said...

Yeah, a wee sun roof !

fatmammycat said...

They'll have to 'shell out'some monney for sure.
I'll get my coat.

laughykate said...

It's okay, FMC, you can stay - there are no bouncers around here.

Meadow said...

Awww... At least the girl is okay but poor tortoise. Unless it happened like the falling frogs in the film Magnolia?

A friend's Mother was walking down the street a while ago and a window fell on her from two floors up. She's okay, cut her hand a little.

But, at the time, it was quite shattering.

(You did say there were no bouncers here?)

tinman18 said...

She'll probably suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Most people who come under heavy shelling do.

I'll get my coat too...

Holemaster said...

Lots of strange things happen in China. Recently, a boy was found to have been drinking petrol because he wanted to become a Transformer.

laughykate said...

Meadow and Tinman, okay - you guys plus FMC - you may have me considering hiring security.

Now there's a thought - I wonder what my security guards would do. Hand out sweets, probably. Watch me - I can be so intimidating.

Holemaster - are you serious?! I suppose it's marginally better than if he wanted to be a motorbike.

jothemama said...

heh, motorbike.

Eagles pick up tortoises and drop them from a height to break their shells?

Poor girl. Poor tortoise. What a crappy day for them both.

laughykate said...

Oh yeah, under 'crappy days' in the dictionary I think you'll find it says, 'See Cheng Cheng and the Tortoise'.