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Monday, January 12, 2009

In the Nose of the Beholder...

On the way to school this morning, we were stopped at a traffic light when a rather strong smell seeped into the car from outside.

Ryan and I spoke at exactly the same moment…

Me: I smell poo.
Ry: I smell chicken.

We looked at each other and burst out laughing. It was one of those great, silly, unexpected laughs, too, where you can’t stop, and you can’t breathe, and the tears are streaming down your face. I finally calmed down enough to speak (and drive) again.

Me: I’m not sure what that says about my cooking!
Ry: What do you mean?
Me: Well, if the smell I equate to poo is the smell you equate to chicken, what does that say about the chicken you’ve been eating?!

More laughter...

Ry: I think it says we should eat out more!

23 comments:

Heinous said...

I'll take heed of this in case I ever get invited for dinner...

J Cosmo Newbery said...

So, who was right? This could be important to know before your next dinner party invites go out.

Blu said...

I had a silly moment like that yesterday, with my friends son, I walked through the room with the tv on, wondered why this girl on the tv was worried..friends son says "she is a mummy" "what" says I since I hadnt seen any bandages. "A mummy??? "No a mermaid" says he....return to kitchen in hysterics..must wash my ears out.

What are you having for dinner tonight? haaaaa

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Diane, blame it on the pool chlorine - It's probably ruining Ry's sense of smell - I'd stick to that excuse!

So funny today, thankyou for sharing that vignette!

Live More Now (LMN) said...

I'm not sure if I should say thanks for sharing?!! But for the laugh, thanks for sharing! :) I will try to avoid making poo-chicken at my house.

Live More Now (LMN) said...

Wow, and in like three minutes, you got 5 comments. Geeez. Make me feel like a totaly slacker. Way to go!

joshlos said...

That's too funny. Sometimes I smell chocolate milk completely randomly when there's chocolate milk nowhere to be found.

Lee said...

As a child I remember Pooh-Bear, perhaps this is a chance for a sequel?

Pam said...

"What's for tea tonight Mum?"
"Poo-chicken"
I think it will turn out to be one of those silly family things you have to explain in future to the in-laws. Loved your funny story.

Heather said...

That's funny. :) I wonder what it really was?? Perhaps digested chicken? Or chicken poo? I guess the world will never know!

Shanna said...

Awww I love those perfect moments when everything aligns just so.

Mmm chicken-poo ;)

Jane! said...

In my car it's alway the simultaneous "Who FARTED?!"
We aren't quite so well-mannered as you two.

justsomethoughts... said...

there actually is a dish at some chinese food establishments called a poo-poo platter. or something like that.
just sayin'...

Mel said...

I remember laughing like that fondly, but I don't want to live my life like that anymore.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

And we shall call chicken poo from this day hence.

Yeah you might want to hold off making any poo chicken for awhile.

Protege said...

I really wonder what the smell was, when it smelled so differently to the two of you.;)))

sherri said...

I laughed aloud just picturing this funny little scene!
I love the silly little moments.

"What's for supper?"

"Oh, I just made some crap!"

"Crap Again?"

Michelle said...

I love Ryan!!!

And your i bet your poo chicken rocks!!!

creative kerfuffle said...

just beat me to a poo poo platter comment but omg this was hysterical.

Jenners said...

This is so great! You guys are a match made in heaven. These are the best moments in life, aren't they?

And I have tagged you for a meme at my book blog. I hope you like it but feel free to disregard if you want. Here is the link:

http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com/2009/01/bookshelf-meme.html

gwenlyn said...

If you haven't read Anne Lamont's stuff, you should. You have her sense of humor. Also - have you seen Mrs. Hughes on YouTube? You must have been separated at birth!

Sam_I_am said...

so, what are you having for dinner tonight? haha

hautepocket said...

Clearly your daughter will make an excellent blogger some day. Heaven help her. :p