Thursday, August 11, 2005

Leave it to a kid...

While driving through town, Middle Sister and I noticed the unmistakable odor of skunk.
Middle Sister reminded me, "If you get sprayed by a skunk, you should take a bath in tomatoes."
Me: "Right."
Middle Sister: "Why do you use tomatoes?"
Me: "Because something in the tomatoes makes the smell of skunk go away."
Middle Sister: "But then you would smell like tomatoes!"
Me: "What would you rather smell like?"
Middle Sister: "SOAP!"

8 comments:

Epiphany said...

trust me when I say...tomato juice, tomato soup, tomato anything...doesn't work. I won't go into particulars...just trust me...it was...bad.

jill said...

since you are originally from nj - you would appreciate that when we were in high school - one of our favorite lines were "it's not a night out in bergen county - if you can't smell skunk"

Barb, sfo said...

Jill...yeah, I know what you mean.
I'm still in NJ, just not "up north." Of course, no matter where I live, "North Jersey" will ALWAYS be limited to "North of Newark."

Steve said...

I can recall as a young boy the very distinct odor of skunks at my Grandfathers house outside of Tom's River. I think it was more Pine Barrens than housing back then.

Basf Willy lol said...
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jill said...

Barb - don't think i am blonde :) - but i thought SFO - meant - San Fran/Oakland... duh!!!! Now I take it to mean Secular Franciscan Order... Sorry... What do I know... I thought you lived out west from NJ!

Barb, sfo said...

Jill, don't worry about it. You're not the only one! Yes, the initials I get to sign after my name do refer to more than just an airport :) (The SFO is a fairly well-kept secret, which is why the median age in many fraternities is about 60).
I do live in the area known in Colonial times as "West Jersey." Does that count?

Smiley603 said...

I can really hear that conversation between you and Middle Sister.