Friday, July 07, 2006

10.1 on the ick-tor scale

so last week, i had put some chicken in the fridge to defrost and when josh went to go cook it up, we found that it had been in there a bit too long and was giving off an unpleasant odor. so i asked him to throw it away. and he did and it was forgotten.

until yesterday.

for those of you who havent been to the house, there is a small back porch off the kitchen. on said porch, we keep a sealable plastic garbage pin with wheels. as our kitchen bin fills up, we put the bags in the bin and close the lid so no animals can get in and eat the trash. then every thursday morning, we roll the bin out for the trash collector and then roll it back thursday night and the cycle continues. ok, back to the story.

so we get back from the gym last night and start to put away the groceries when josh finds some of his old cooking things from school. "honey, do you want to keep these or throw them out? they look gross." "josh - i wanted to throw them away months ago. toss 'em."

so josh collects a few pots, some slightly burnt rubber spatulas and an old knife and vegetable peeler and goes to toss them into the bin on the porch. he quickly comes back with a horrified look on his face.

"there are maggots covering the inside of the trash bin. it smells disgusting."

my response is the usual "ew!". we come to the conclusion that it must have been the bad chicken. the conversation then moves on to what needs to be done about this. josh reasons that trash day is tomorrow and the trashmen can just empty it out and we can clean it up. i state that that is very cruel and we should do something about them so the trash guys won't need to deal with the mess. plus, i don't want to be on some trash black list for something like this. unlikely i know, but this is how i think.

anyway - after much back and forth, we decide to leave it as is, since there is not much we CAN do. josh sprayed them with the bleach and closed the cover and that was that, to my dismay.

so josh drags the bin out this morning. mind you, i have still not seen these maggots. my desire not to throw up and have nightmares trumped my mormid curisoity. so i go to work and ask josh to keep an eye out in case there are any problems (he is home today).

just called josh to finalize movie plans for tonight. we are about to hang up and he gets all excited. "oh! oh! i watched the trash guys take care of the bins today. after they opened our bin, one of the guys looking into the bin, reached down, took the vegetable peeler out and kept it!"

i repeat. he took out a nasty vegetable peeler, that had been nestled in a bin full of MAGGOTS, and KEPT IT!


there are no words.


Blogger Leslie said...

Maggots look like squishy little white mealworms and they love creeping and crawling all over the place. Hey, is that something crawling up your arm?

10:51 PM  
Blogger si gracieuse said...

that is VILE. and man, can you tell a good story. i love the title.

10:36 AM  
Blogger H said...

yeah, that is a GREAT story. kudos to you.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

hmm.. can't tell if heather is being sarcastic...

so later i found out that it wasn't just that one garbage man - they were BOTH rumagaing through and dividing up the maggot booty of old college kitchenware. i hope to god these guys aren't married....

3:44 PM  

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