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The Rotted Potato Mouse

This odd stench casually began to emanate from Sue’s room last week.  I figured it was some food morsel left behind, searched halfheartedly a few times, and came away confused but not overly concerned.

This week, however, the smell grew to such proportions, I couldn’t stand to even walk by her room.  I sniffed and sniffed to no avail.  I took 345 babies, stuffed animals, Barbies and Polly Pockets out of countless baskets and nooks.  I found nothing, and still the smell was horrifying, might I say, other-worldly!

And then, while sniffing along her bookshelf, I whiffed something that almost caused me to lose my pancakes:

Harmlessly cute, eh?  A simple mouse crafted out of a rather unusually-shaped red potato as part of a preschool craft.

A craft that was created in March, and has sat on a child’s bookshelf since then…slowly rotting and festering until rheumy potato juices dripped down the shelf into a pool of microscopic Polly Pocket shoes and jewelry.

Yes, it attracted some small whitish worms.

I just can’t talk about it any more.

Posted on 30 June '10 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

6 Comments to “The Rotted Potato Mouse”

#1 Posted by Tari (30.06.10 at 14:46 )

I really shouldn’t have read that on a full stomach …
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#2 Posted by Jen (30.06.10 at 16:58 )

Oh I am glad you stopped talking about it because I would have to have stopped hearing it. Ewwwwwww! It WAS cute when it was new though 🙂 Jen
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#3 Posted by Stacy (30.06.10 at 23:18 )

I’ve smelled a rotten red potato, & know exactly what you meant!! It does smell sooooo bad!! At least you found it. Maybe you should tell the teacher that using red potatos is not a good idea!

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#4 Posted by Elle (02.07.10 at 00:09 )

Ewwwww! Such descriptive writing that I’m glad I wasn’t eating anything, particularly something from the potato family!

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#5 Posted by Casdok (02.07.10 at 03:52 )

Cringe. So glad you found it!
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#6 Posted by Patty (02.07.10 at 14:54 )

Oh, I love this post, partly because it makes me feel a bit better. Last winter, there was a strange odor in my laundry room and a small tribe of fruit flies invading my house. I had no idea what was causing all this unpleasantness. It took me a couple weeks until I finally discovered the answer. I had a bag of rotting potatoes sitting in a crock which was covered by a bunch of grocery store bags. I couldn’t even remember when I had last bought potatoes. I almost lost my pancakes too. I think I gagged as I was cleaning it up. UGH!
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