Monday, October 27, 2008

The 5 stages of skunk

  1. Denial:
    • "My house smells fine. I don't smell anything. Do you smell anything?"
  2. Anger:
    • "Why did you let that fucking dog into our house? You are the stupidest human being I have ever met."
  3. Bargaining:
    • "I'll do anything to make this smell go away. I am ordering new carpet tonight, and we can go shopping for new furniture this weekend. What do you mean, we don't have any money? I will sell my soul to get rid of this pungent smell."
  4. Depression:
    • "My house is going to stink forever . . . What's the point of cleaning?"
  5. Acceptance:
    • "Skunk doesn't smell that bad - right?"

28 comments:

moo said...

lol. I mean, ROFL. And ... I'm sorry.(But seriously, lol)

The White Family said...

I can only imagine what the hell skunk funk smells like. I would f'n die!!!!!! My dipshit husband left shrimp heads and peels in the flippin trash can for two days and when I came home today my house smelled rancid. Sometimes I wonder if there is anything in that skull of his, lol. I really hope you can get that smell out of your carpet and furniture.

Nellie said...

Oh no. That sucks.

Mama Kalila said...

LOL... I'm sorry, but I loved the way you put this!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no! Is it that bad? I am so sorry, that just stinks!

Melissa said...

Sorry...have to chuckle. But I know how you feel because I had a squirrel die in my duct work and I thought I was going to burn my house down.

Hang in there. :)

Jenn said...

Oh YUCK, This should make you feel better or at least laugh. When I was in grade 3-4 we were on the bus on the way to school and we picked up a boy who had just got sprayed and we had to drive all the way to school with him...trapped on the bus. When we got there his mom was called and they wouldn't let him in the school hahaha

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh no... I'm so sorry! Open windows? Fabreez? I have no idea. You poor thing.

Constance the 14,000th said...

ohhhhh noooo! that was a funny post, but i am so sorry you are going thru this!

Rachel said...

I hate the smell of skunk. Poor you and your house. UGh-is there anything you can do except just wait?

Mama Smurf said...

I'm laughing with you? not at you?

Eva said...

I think I am used to the lingering dead squirrel smell in my room. I'm sure you'll have the same luck.

Catizhere said...

Glade candles (5 or 6 on every table.) Febreze. Bathe the dog daily. open windows. Fry fish.

Have you called Stanley Steamer yet? I wonder if a professional steam cleaning would get the stench out.

jen said...

hey...at least you've reached the acceptance part of the skunk smelling stages.
i've heard, though, that you can periodically retreat and go back through stages again...
so warn your husband.

Lainey-Paney said...

funny!

Jiff said...

Maybe hubby should get a second job or work OT to get money for new carpet and furniture? Maybe you can call a specialty cleaning company and they'll either have ideas for you or they can clean the smell out for you. I mean, if there are companies who clean after a murder scene, skunk should be no problem.

amanda said...

i think you could publish this!

i am sure there are others who need your skunk support :)

dani said...

oh, shit, christy!!! it's still smells like skunk??? the oust/febreeze didn't work??? sooooooooo sorry:(
love,
dani

Jeninacide said...

Hmm... ! You might just have to move!! ; )

Danielle said...

hee hee...i cried today. about 5 times already. i hate to say but your skunl makes me feel better about e's pink eye

Jenny said...

i think i heard once the ketchup or tomatoes gets the smell out of skunk...guess you can't do that to your whole house...yikes! skunk is one of the worst smells...

Lisa said...

I really am sorry you are dealing with this. BUT...your torture is my enjoyment. Sorry. Its ture.

anymommy said...

At least you can see (and share) the humor in it? Thinking of you.

Z's Mom said...

Oh....that's sad....and funny. I hope it gets better!!

Dana said...

oh no!!! i am sorry...

Clare said...

lol, oh my gosh that sounds awful!! where did it come from, and i hope it never reappears! we totally live in the country, and i am a 'city' girl as my hubby would say. this is so going to happen to me...

Tabitha said...

Oh dear ~ I really do hope that the scent of skunk leaves soon!
love and big hugs XXXXX

Amanda said...

I know i shouldn't laugh but i'm sure one day way in the future you will laugh about it too!!!