Should I? Can I? Pretty please?

@dawnald (84126)
Shingle Springs, California
December 23, 2009 10:55pm CST
Ok maybe not, I'll just think it. My mother-in-law has this thing about putting meat scraps out in the trash before trash day. Animals will get in the trash, don't you know. She usually sticks bones and skin and other meat leftovers in a plastic bag and puts it into the freezer until trash day. When she makes something at my house, sometimes she leaves "meat surprise" in the freezer. Months later when we're cleaning things out, we go "what's this?" And then we realize it's an Oma surprise and we put it out in the trash. Well last week we were at her house for a duck dinner. It was 2 days until our trash day and hers wasn't for another 2 or 3 days after that. So she asks Richard to take the meat scraps with us and put it in our trash. So we get home and unload the leftovers, etc., take care of some things and go to bed. A few days later, my car begins to smell funny. So I ask the kids if there's any rotting food in the car that they may have dropped. "No", they say. And how would they know? They didn't leave it. So one morning I'm leaving and it really smells bad now. I conduct a search and there is grandma's meat surprise in a plastic bag behind the driver's seat, nice and ripe. So I delayed my trip just long enough to give the bag to Richard with my thanks. So today I made chicken soup. I put all the bones and skin in a plastic bag and told Richard to give it to his mother. He didn't get the joke. Ok, I really just put it outside in the trash, but I was so, so tempted. Bad Dawn.
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• United States
24 Dec 09
Bad Dawn, indeed! *L* I don't think I would have had the guts to even think it, let alone give the bag to hubby and tell him to give it to his mom. Too funny.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
It ended up in our trash of course, but it was pretty funny to think about!
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
24 Dec 09
Second thoughts on that.. ..Dawn is always funny and cool..
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
24 Dec 09
LOL...Dawny, your MIL was trying a trick at humor, ha.. Anyway, that was a funny story, although Richard might have forgotten to stash it away. It was a good humor that you tried in the end even-though he didn't get the joke. How did your children reacted to this? Are they seasoned already? Or were they laughing hilariously at their Oma's initial good intention. Heh..
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Dec 09
They were just happy they weren't in trouble themselves!
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
27 Dec 09
Ha-ha...
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
24 Dec 09
U better be a 'good dawn' u know santa comes tonight. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
um does Santa leave lumps of coal for just thinking it?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
24 Dec 09
U will know the answer to that pretty soon.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 09
Lol Dawn what are you like have you not learned yet to check things so you do not get these Surprises lol
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Dec 09
and a nasty surprise it was too!
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
26 Dec 09
Hi dawn, well she's right of course. Have you ever seen the mess a badger leaves when it has finished messing round in the dustbins looking for choice bits of leftovers. We don't have a rubbish day here as we don't have dustbin men (or refuse disposal operatives) which come to the house, we have to take it out with us to the big skip bins near the village. I daren't even leave a bag on the terrace or something would be right into it. Must say freezing the rubbish though is a first one on me.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Dec 09
Sure, makes sense freezing it until trash day. Problem is remembering that it's there....
• United States
25 Dec 09
Thats a new one on me...SAVING meat scraps in the freezer until trash day HHMMM!lol HELL NO!!
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Dec 09
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I would be sneaking those chicken bones into hubby's car to rot for a few days after that. That might teach him to make sure he gets everything out of the car. HA!
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Dec 09
and don't think I wasn't tempted!
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
24 Dec 09
LOL @ 'meat surprise'! Older people definitely have their idiosyncrasies, don't they? At least she wasn't trying to be vindictive so it's not really her fault, however gross it is. Although if my husband let his mother send us home with a big bag of meat surprise I would be drawing the line. And if he left it in my car I would be chucking it at his head.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
Well as it turns out, I found out after I posted this that she doesn't have trash service, long story, next discussion. lol
@Tidwell1 (333)
• United States
24 Dec 09
That is funny....your MIL could always wrap it in the bag and then throw the bag in the trash....that helps to keep the animals from smelling it as long as the trash can is covered....yummy
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
Maybe we can dig her a meat scraps pit. :-)
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
You really must just relax and give in to your impulses!
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
I really, really like how you think!
@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
24 Dec 09
ewww, actually that kind of happened to me, but it wasn't an Oma surprise - it was a frozen dinner that had escaped surprise - YUK!
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
One time we missed a carton of milk when unloading groceries. That was just as bad!
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
24 Dec 09
Bad Dawn indeed. Hope you've got rid of the smell now. You should have told Richard it's more blessed to give than to receive! I had the same problem in my car, when a bottle of milk leaked in the boot and we didn't notice right away. It took months to get rid of the smell - air fresheners didn't even come close.
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
maybe I'll give him a package for HIS car
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
24 Dec 09
He! He! He! Bad Dawn!! I would have been very tempted to drop it off to her! It would have been pretty stinky by the time it got to her! (LOL) I am not surprised your hubby didn’t get the joke, mine wouldn’t have either; they just don’t think the same way we do! Does your mother in law have a car? You could put it the nice ripe ‘package’ behind her driver’s seat! I know…Not nice! These thoughts just pop in our heads sometimes to get us into trouble!
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
She's coming over today too. hehehe
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• India
24 Dec 09
doont panic ,hope everything will be alright
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
hahahaha panic is the least of it....
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Hi, dawnald. I am sorry that your mother-in-law did not pick up after herself. I wonder how did the meat scraps end up in your car... I would just talk to her and tell her about this. Being upfront with her will let her know that you don't tolerate her habits. Tell her in a nice way. Hopefully she won't get offended.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
Oh she gave the meat scraps to my husband and he left them in the car. He was supposed to put them in our trash when we got home.
@Hatley (157442)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 09
hi dawn oh that would have been funny, but okay you sorta 'chickened out on that one. he he. that really must have been' pretty odorific if there is such a word. we found out the hard' way that if we left meat scraps out before trash day when we were in our last apartment, old Mr. Possum would waddle down from the hills and crawl under our patio fence and dump that lovely smelly rotting crap all over so he could get that smelly rotted meat. he snarled at me once in the middle of the night cause I tried to chase him away.he was so plump he could barely squeeze under the wooden fence.we had to keep our garbage out there at times for several days as the dumpsters were already full before the trash trucks came. we were in a huge complex with some one hundred families there and they really did not have enough dumpsters either and too some people stuck empty boxes in and filled up the whole dumpster.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
Oh I love joking about the MIL but I don't really want to stick it to her (much). She is worried about critters and the mess they make up where she it, but I suppose we could have the problem too...
24 Dec 09
Hi dawnald, Men don't often 'get it' its in their make up, I just throw my straight unto the bin in a plastic bag, hubby won't even touch it, lol. Tamara
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
He got it after I 'splained it to him. :-) Dawn