Thankfully my Brother Got Hit by a Car

Sep 19, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Uncategorized  //  10 Comments

My lit­tle brother, Imran was rid­ing on his bicy­cle to school yes­ter­day. He got hit by a car from the back. Imran’s back­pack which had a bro­ken zip­per was on his back. When he got hit, his back­pack fell to the ground and all his books got scat­tered all around in the mid­dle of the road. Imran got up unscathed and started pick­ing up his books to put back in his back­pack. Sud­denly, he saw a big scor­pion with its tail arched com­ing out of his unzipped back­pack. He took out his shoe and squished it to the ground. Had he not hit by the car that scor­pion inside his bag could have stung him or another stu­dent in his car­pet class­room in school.

  • Anony­mous

    That’s a very amus­ing story.  Thanks for shar­ing.  Was your brother hurt at all?

    • Anony­mous

      Sorry for the delayed answer… Not hurt at all.

  • Erin

    beau­ti­ful pho­tos and a great lit­tle story. how com­mon is it to find a scor­pion in your bag?

    • Anony­mous

      Thank you. Jalal­abad has a lot of scor­pi­ons in sum­mer, espe­cially if you live in a mud house. So there is a chance it can get into your bag. I remem­ber when I was 12 I would walk inside our house late at night with my mom and a lit­tle lantern and a long stick in our hands hunt­ing scor­pi­ons. Every night we’d kill 10–15 scor­pi­ons. One night there was one in my bed and it stung me in my neck at mid­night when i rolled in my bed. And back then under the Tal­iban peo­ple were more super­sti­tious so they would go to a mul­lah and they thought that would heal and no need for any medication.

      • Anony­mous

        So what hap­pend when it stung your neck?

        • Anony­mous

          It was mid night and no elec­tric­ity just lantern. First I killed the scor­pion. Then my mom who is super­sti­tious wanted me to go to our mul­lah and get it Dum, mean­ing have the mul­lah recite a few verses from the Koran and it will heal. My dad said NO let’s take him to the hos­pi­tal. We went to the hos­pi­tal and I got a shot. In some parts of Afghanistan includ­ing Jalal­abad peo­ple believe if you get stung by a scor­pion then you don’t get Malaria for a very long time. :)  I did get it after within the first month after that.

        • Anony­mous

          It was mid night and no elec­tric­ity just lantern. First I killed the scor­pion. Then my mom who is super­sti­tious wanted me to go to our mul­lah and get it Dum, mean­ing have the mul­lah recite a few verses from the Koran and it will heal. My dad said NO let’s take him to the hos­pi­tal. We went to the hos­pi­tal and I got a shot. In some parts of Afghanistan includ­ing Jalal­abad peo­ple believe if you get stung by a scor­pion then you don’t get Malaria for a very long time. :)  I did get it after within the first month after that.

  • Meta

    thats why there are no “bad things” in life !

  • Alexan­dra Haines

    What other dan­ger­ous bugs are there where you live?

  • T$

    Just another day at school — are there any deadly poi­so­nous ones in A-stan?

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