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to reckon that F-I-L has probably not had a live cricket in his ear for the last month?

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mrsrawlinson Thu 25-Jun-09 22:28:59

He asked me to get him some Otex the other day. When I gave it to him, he explained that he'd been mowing the lawn about 4 weeks ago and a little cricket flew into his ear, where it now spends all day chirruping. He thinks it might have moved into his sinus now.

Am I just being a cynical and unsympathetic D-I-L, or is this further proof that he is indeed mad as a box of frogs?

And also, I'm no botanist, but aren't crickets nocturnal?

Hormonesnomore Thu 25-Jun-09 22:32:34

mad as a box of frogs indeed grin

mind you, my dad once had a spider in his ear (or so he claimed) - said he could hear it clicking hmm

mrsrawlinson Thu 25-Jun-09 22:35:40

Do spiders click, then? I need to read more Gerald Durrell...

snigger Thu 25-Jun-09 22:36:15

Does your FIL's nose grow when he tells porkers? Does he want to be a real boy?

Crickets indeed. Ia Otex recommended as a bug repellant?

PacificDogwood Thu 25-Jun-09 22:37:22

'Tis called "tinnitus".

Get your FIL to see his GP, not a vet, there is no cricket grin, but equally he may not be mad wink.

PacificDogwood Thu 25-Jun-09 22:39:07

Here's more info.

Hormonesnomore Thu 25-Jun-09 22:40:26

I did wonder about the clicking spider - I suffer from tinnitus (mostly ringing, but occasionally clicking) & hate spiders, so every time I hear a click, I think there just might be a spider in my ear blush.

Gawd, I think I need to see a doctor...

mrsrawlinson Fri 26-Jun-09 09:06:30

First thing I'm doing this morning is buying some ear plugs.

dawntigga Fri 26-Jun-09 09:37:23

Erm ITYF he's probably madder than peas which are considerably madder than frogs. Still he could be boring and normalwink


mrsrawlinson Fri 26-Jun-09 19:25:08

Oh, for a boring, normal set of in-laws [dream come true emoticon]

Tidey Fri 26-Jun-09 19:28:27

I think sometimes I read too fast. I read the OP as 'He thinks it might have moved into his anus now'. I did wonder how it had migrated that far...

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