Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tales from the Bus: Skunked

Today, while getting on the bus, something strange was in the air.

It smelled as though a skunk sprayed the doorway of the bus.

I have no idea how this could have happened. It was a horribly strong skunk smell in the doorway and then not too bad throughout the bus. This was confusing.

At every single stop, someone got on, wrinkled their nose, and said, "It smells like a skunk in here."

Many people also wondered aloud what could possibly have happened to cause the smell. Was there a skunk in someone's backpack? Was there a skunk running around in the bus? Why does the bus smell like a skunk? What is the evolutionary purpose of a skunk, anyway? What does a skunk look like in real life -- does it resemble a ferret? (Note: How someone has not seen at least a picture of a skunk is beyond me.) Does a skunk dislike its own smell? It's so cool -- they have things that dinosaurs poop out. (Note: the dinosaur comment did not seem related to the skunk, but perhaps I heard the comment out of context.)

The smell was uniting -- people were speaking to each other who didn't seem to know each other, which is unusual for the bus. It was 8:30 in the morning, and the skunk had given everyone a harsh wake up call on a beautiful morning.

3 comments:

teasinglydiverse said...

It's amazing the things that bring us all together :)

Trixie said...

Haha, too funny. Maybe it was someone that was sprayed by a skunk?

Jason, as himself said...

Darn. I was hoping there actually was a skunk on the bus!