Thursday, August 20, 2009

Something Smells Fishy

Just for the record, fresh tilapia does not keep well in a trunk on a summer afternoon.

Explanation: In the confusion of unloading my daughter's car seat and all of our groceries yesterday afternoon, I missed one little plastic bag which had slid beneath her stroller in the trunk. That bag, of course, contained the $7.10 worth of fresh coconut-encrusted tilapia which we were going to eat for dinner last night. And, of course, I didn't discover that it had been left in there until I was starting to preheat the oven 6 hours later.

I had to run back to the store and get more fish, but even worse, I had to throw away $7.10 because of a (fish)boneheaded mistake.


Jack said...

"Do you smell that? It's napalm, son. Nothing else on the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning . . .

Smells like........ Victory.

Some day this war's gonna end."

Of course Kilgore didn't need to deal with bad fish.

Imagine if you didn't plan on using the fish that night . . .

You might be in the market for a new car, a new garage, a new house . . . You get the point.

Jeremy said...

On the bright side, if it went another day or two, it would smell like coconut-encrusted rotting fish. Always a bonus.

Willie Y said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm rotting coconut-encrusted fish.