Sunday, November 09, 2008

Show and Tell: Scouting for Eww?

Last weekend, the bags were distributed. This weekend, bags of food were picked up.

Just like last year, I had J for the pick up weekend. A year ago, we got a small area, two or three courts of townhouses, and we only got about six or eight bags. People lamented the economy.

This year, because of fewer people available to do pick up, we got a much larger area, several times that of last year. And despite the economy, we got over 50 bags. These two were happy, busy boys, except...

Starting out, we'd been confused by newspapers that looked like Scout bags on the elevated stoops. So many leaves made it confusing, too. At one point early on, I spotted a bag with the ears/handles straight up and J hopped up on the porch to get it.

He rushed over. He paused. He picked it up and poked. He came back down the stairs, then seized in terror, ran back to the door to deposit the bag from whence it came.

Simultaneous to that, I realized what the bag was: a stinky diaper so bad that they'd put it outside.


J, aka Mr. Clean Hands, was mortified to have any residuals on his hands, but I had no wipes. So my hair, my clothes, and my hands received all the diaper cooties.

I am still laughing.

Thanks to Mel for helping me out with an occasion to share this shite-filled story.

11 comments:

battynurse said...

Oh that's funny. Dirty diapers. Poor kid. Glad the day went well otherwise.

Sam said...

ewgh indeed!!!! Poor boy, I am quite sure that he didn't want ANY of those diaper cooties anywhere near him!!! ;-)

Cara said...

My nose is scrunched from over here!

What a story..one for the years to come.

Gianna said...

did I miss something? what were you scouting for?

anyway still a fun story!!

Another Dreamer said...

Oh my, ewwwwww... Poor kiddo!

Glad you got so many "not ewww" bags!

Ron Southern said...

This was organized, you say? Pish! And Posh! Poor J!

Kristin said...

Bwahahahahaha...oh my what a funny story! Glad to hear you collected so many bags of food.

aliencg said...

Holy Crap! That is disgusting, but funny. I'm glad to hear that the cooties were taken care of.

Val said...

Z has several mini-bottles of hand sanitizer which he can clip to backpack or carry in pocket... [I think he inherited his mild germ fetish from his father ;-)]

Churlita said...

Poor guy. My daughter would have flipped over that. I'm also glad you got so much food.

laura b. said...

How cool that people gave...I mean the ones not passing out used diapers. hee hee! Poor J. Someday he'll be a dad and it will totally be no big deal to accidentally get a little of the poop hand.