Saturday, August 25, 2007

Weirdness

I had a weird thing happen today. I was sorting through the sock basket which has largely been untouched for a couple of months as no one seems to have needed socks, and I noticed this very strange smell arising from within.

This is CLEAN sock basket. Some years ago I stopped sorting the socks for the whole family because who on earth has time for THAT? I put the clean socks in one basket and everyone can go dig when they need socks.

Well, I dug through the socks and, lo and behold, buried deep within the basket I found a rotten banana. It was black and slick and stinky. It was the cause for the little cloud of fruit flies. It was the reason for the rank smell.

I threw the banana away and I threw all the socks into the washing machine but I had to wonder...

Who would be walking by the sock basket with a banana thinking, "Gosh, this banana looks really good but I'm just too full right now so I'll have to eat it later. Let me just bury it in this sock basket for safe keeping" ??

Who would do that??

8 comments:

Trevor said...

bahahahaha! I'm sure that must have been me!

Carrie said...

I have found many things in the clean clothes basket, but never a banana! Too funny!

Dore' said...

My son would definitely have left something in the laundry basket. Only it would likely have been a slice of pizza or half a sandwich.......

Rebecca said...

Ha ha....one time in the Hague I noticed a strange smell coming from my neatly folded pile of dish towels. Upon further investigation I discovered a small dead mouse. All of the dish towels went into the garbage as I was so disgusted. I wish it had been a banana!!

Anonymous said...

a monkey

Brian H

dom. said...

lisa, thanks for this tidbit. it made me smile! I hope that you and the family are doing well - bananas, socks, and all! I have seen a lot of photos via facebook of you new home in Tanzania. I am thrilled for the Bordens as it seems that your reunion with Africa has been a beautiful thing! Enjoy the time with Nelly! I know that she will be beaming with joy to spend some time with you all! Blessings to you, Dominique

lisa said...

Well, our server has been down for the last couple of days :-( (See Frustration post below!)

Yea, maybe a monkey, Brian. Ha ha. Are you sure your internet speed is 34 KB? That's pretty slow.

Hello Dom :-) Jenelle arrived safely yesterday!

Rogier said...

I did it. Sorry you found me out...