Friday, April 20, 2018

Getting Skunked Stinks

On my drive into work today, a little after 5:30 a.m. there's one stretch I go through that's two lanes each direction that goes through a large park area.

This morning I noted a late model VW bug that was apparently disabled and had pulled onto the grass edge of the road so not to block traffic.  It's quite dark and muddy out there, not the best place to break down.

There were two gentlemen bent down over the engine as I approached, working away.

In my headlights I saw two skunks lumbering quickly towards them, to see what the noise was about I guess.

The men would not see them coming, and I was not in a position to stop as I had someone on my bumper doing 40 mph.

Somehow I do NOT think that ended well.



  1. Mom remembers one time many moons ago when she was a teacher, she was earning some extra money by being a proctor for the SAT exams at the high school. Her principal gave her a special assignment. She was to administer the exams to ONE girl in a room all by herself - the girl had been skunk sprayed that morning - it was a stinky morning for Mom:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. I bet AAA was not happy to give them road side assistance.

  3. Hari OM
    A truly American experience... YAM xx

  4. Hopefully the skunks veered off so the uprights were saved by avoidance. A direct hit would be added insult to injury after breaking down. 🤞🏼

  5. It might not have ended well, but think of the story they will have to tell for years to come.

  6. The babies are SO adorable, though!

  7. Oh my word...I'll never forget the first time I was introduced to a good whiff of essence of skunk.
    We were visiting my BIL in Syracuse. We were driving through the beautiful back roads of Western July (the only time to visit Syracuse, LOL) we had the windows down then all of a sudden our drive got really stinky. I asked BIL what in the world was that...Here 30 years later I still remember
    Hugs Madi's Mom

  8. Maybe they said,"What else can go wrong?"

  9. The Future Roadkill Club of America has been out in full force lately!

  10. yucky, I can remember that stink.from when I lived in Calif.

    xo Astro


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