So I've had a minor recurring pain in my foot. But I'm really busy so I just keep doing what I'm doing and getting a shiver of pain now and then. It's not every time I step, but happens a lot on the bike. It goes on for a week and I'm thinking about shoe pinching, a tweaking nerve, bad chi, something like that, but nothing major.
So tonight I have a few moments post-supervisor drinking gossip socializing time (yea!). And I decide to poke at the foot and see if I notice anything. Sure enough, there's a lump and when I manipulate it, there's a sub-skin discoloration - blood. So, out comes the small knife and tweezers and 30 seconds later I am looking at a small hunk of glass, about the size of a pencil lead tip.
How/when did it get there? How did I not notice it? Why did it not actually bother me more?