Posted by Joke at 1:25 PM
Badger posted at 6:10 PM, January 29, 2008
I assume the next question was directed at you, along the lines of, "What the hell were you doing while our child was wallowing in filth?" Or did she just clock you one?
shula posted at 8:53 PM, January 29, 2008
It's a Time-Honoured Tradition, in this part of the world.
They had to pass a law to make it illegal here, people were so enthusiastic.
To no effect.
bluemountainsmary posted at 10:23 PM, January 29, 2008
Yes what were you doing?
Joke posted at 12:59 AM, January 30, 2008
He wasn't any more filthy than usual, so that helped my case. I think -- it's hard to tell from my vantage point -- she was mostly upset at the strange and motley array of junk he'd dragged home.
I believe he was planning on making an electronic butler.
h&b posted at 9:26 PM, January 30, 2008
Am I the only one freaking out thinking "RUSTY USED HIV-INFECTED NEEDLES AND SHARP RUSTY THINGS AND TETANUS INJECTIONS" ?
What about sharp jagged glass ? No ?
I think i'll add 'dumpster diving' to my long list of fears. Right under "CHILD BEING ABDUCTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT"
BEING MAULED BY WILD DOGS.
Joke posted at 9:49 PM, January 30, 2008
The first two and the last are very remote contingencies.
Hadn't thought about the third one, though.
Poppy Buxom posted at 11:15 AM, January 31, 2008
h&b: Yes, you were. Trust me. I've seen Joke's neighborhood. There would be no old syringes.
Mostly I'd expect to find old Starbucks cups, dead orchid plants, two-month-old copies of Cigar Afficianado and outdoor furniture that got mauled in the last hurricane.
Caro posted at 11:17 AM, February 03, 2008
Is your child related to mine? She just brought me home my second empty Lysol wipes tub from school. The teacher lets her have them.