Friday Haiku Too: TK

Little lost turtle
Ends up in a machine shop
Andrew saves his life

“Wednesday, one of my coworkers found a tiny turtle in the middle of our metalworking shop…1.25″ long. I found an old 3.5” floppy disk box to put him in so I could take him to the state park after work. I gave him a cap of water and a popcorn chip. My sister was able to ID him. My son called him “Turtle Kwong,” and TK was soon dropped off near a river at the state park.” -Andrew K.

[NOTE: Here’s what a floppy disk box looks like for the kids in the audience. -Ed.]



  1. Yay for turtle resqte! I wonder how TK got into the metal shop…

  2. Awww good for you Andrew! What a kind person you must be.

  3. P.S. Hee, for kicks, I clicked on the floppy disc box link, and it mostly shows pictures of boxes made out of the 3.5 inch hard sided disks. Kids, what a floppy disk box really looks like is about 6″ X 6″ and made out of cardboard. (Am I remembering it right? I am from the stone ages, ya know.)

  4. David B. says:

    And if a machinist (I’m one too) said the turtle was 1.25″ long, you can be assured it was, within +/- .010″…

  5. I’m pretty sure that’s a snapping turtle. May he live to be large, stiky & cranky.

  6. Been drivin’ all night
    Hands wet on the wheel
    Baby called, she needs me here