What's the worst thing you ever stepped on? How did you react?

@lalav1 (1056)
United States
April 29, 2007 11:50am CST
I once got out of bed in the morning heading toward the bathroom and stepped on something kind of soft and mushy. I looked down and I had stepped on a dead mouse! Ooh! Creeped me out. Apparently my cat killed it during the night. It really creeped me out to scoop it up in a dust pan and then I went outside and tossed it over the fence in the field behind my apartment building.
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@bluewings (3857)
29 Apr 07
What I stepped on is a little too gross to mention here.So,I would give it a pass,lol.ThankGod it was outside and I was wearing my shoes.My reaction was eeeeew.Now you can guess what it might be ,lol.I promptly walked towards a faucet and washed my shoes off.I can't remember anything bad that I have stepped on with my bare feet.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Apr 07
You are going to think this one is funny and gross, all at the same time. The worst thing I ever stepped on was dog poop. Let me tell you how this happened. We got a new dog and I was trying to get him potty trained. Well, one night I got so tired of picking up after his accidents in a house we were renting. I went on to bed and hoped that my husband would get it. I laid there in the bed and listened for my husband to come to bed. He did. I got up to check and see if he had got the poop, turned on the light, and noticed he did not get the poop and I had stepped in it. I was so mad because I thought to myself, how in the world could you have missed that? I thought it was pure lazeness and it grossed me out because I am a very good housekeeper.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
29 Apr 07
Yes, done that. Also found where one of the cats had vomited up a furball in the same way.
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@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Oh that must have been terrible! I am so scarred of mice that I would have FLIPPED!!! I had a mouse run acrossed my foot once.. that was creepy enough! Once when I was little I was playing in our backyard with my cousins (my cousins and aunt and uncle all moved in with us for a little bit) My uncle was in the back messing with tools and me and my cousins were back there running around and playing and I stepped on some rusty metal pipe thing and it went in my foot (I wasnt wearing shoes). I remember screaming and it hurt soooo bad. my uncle grabbed it and pulled it out and carried me in the house and had me soak my foot.. I think that was about the worst thing I have stepped on.. Besides gum & animal "droppings" :)
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
4 May 07
The worst thing I have ever stepped on was a frog in my bare feet. It squished up between my toes. I will never forget this...I can still feel the squish. This happened over ten years ago. Seems like yesterday.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
5 May 07
Yeeuck, poor frog, I bet you love frogs now.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Yeah, I have done that too. Also the catfood is too yucky to step in and try to hop around til you can wipe it off. Our feline friends sure make it interesting and give us plenty to deal with. Take care!!
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• United States
30 Apr 07
Ever step in a cold wet hairball, your cat upchucked in the middle of the night? YUCK O
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@GardenGerty (102516)
• United States
2 May 07
Your kitty was just making sure to share her treasure with you. It would make me feel icky, too. I also do not like to step in a puked up hairball. Sorry, that even looks gross typed, but my kitty does that at the bottom of the stairs sometimes. Yuck.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I have done that too, its a horrible feeling. I have also stepped on a gigantic bug in Florida, those Palamento bugs, they look like a giant cockroach. That was horrible too. YUCK!!
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
30 Apr 07
The worst thing I ever stepped on was a toothpick that had a little minature flag attached to it. Just my luck, the pointed end was sticking up and it went into my foot all the way to the flag part, so I guess about an inch in. Yowsers that hurt! I will never forget it!
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• United States
30 Apr 07
Well since I already told you how much I despise leggos, I will tell you about the time I was 14. A bunch of us kids had run off to the water hole, we were all swimming and having a very good time, I stepped on something I still to this day have no idea what it was and sliced my heel. The thing is I felt a sting but really was not put off by it, one of my friends I was rough housing with in the water told me I had blood running into the water. I got out of the river and sure enough I had sliced about 4 inches of skin in a flap, nearly off my heel. Someone grabbed a shirt and wrapped it around my foot and took me home. When my mother saw it she turned white and off we went to the hospital for stitches. I had to wear a sandals for a couple of weeks and keeping it clean was a nightmare for me.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
yep I remember that story from gather. It must have been horrible. I have stepped in the usual dog crap, or sometimes even cat crap lol.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
6 May 07
well for me it was a roofing nail right in my foot. we were having a 4th of july party and i went to change the cd and when i stepped in the grass the nail went about an inch in my foot. my reacation was ummm mom mean while i was 21 years old asking for my mom. we went to the hospital and they gave me the good old tetness shot and took it out. it hurt for a week
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
5 May 07
Hi, I stepped on a bee once, that was bad, but I also stepped on dog pooh, that was reallly bad, it squished up between my toes, I wasn't wearing any shoes.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
3 May 07
I once stepped on a rattlesnake. I was hiking with friends through the Colorado mountains and I had my head turned to talking to them. A friend tried to warn me, but I stepped on it just as I was turning my head. I flipped out, and jumped so high I probably could have dunked a basketball. Luckily I was not bitten, and the snake did take off pretty quick so it seemed unhurt also. Nowaday, I try to watch to my step a bit more...
@aladnzane (154)
• Canada
2 May 07
I have three catagories first the grossest thing I stepped on was animal dodo and second the most embarrassing was a large wad of gum and the third was the most painful a very sharp rusty nail...wait maybe I have a forth the needle at the Dr's office smarted too.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
30 Apr 07
That is pretty bad, the worst thing I ever stepped in was a big pile of dog poo when I was running along the grass in sandals. I didn't get that much on my feet, but it was enough to hurry home and scrub them.