As I mentioned here, I have houseguests coming today.
I have a dilemma though.
The primary vehicle I have to shuttle them around in is the one pictured here, the one that a student decided was a good receptacle for defecation.
They don't read this blog, but if they ever did, I wonder if they would be mad at me for not mentioning the incident, and then they would try to remember what pants or shorts they were wearing at that time, and then try to burn those items of clothing. If they could not quite recall the specific ones, they might then have to burn all the pants and shorts they brought on their visit, and if they could not recall even which ones those were, they might have to burn all their clothing.
I really want to prevent this from happening, but in truth the car was kind of gross before the defacle spectacle and will remain gross long after.
I transport a large variety of students, all of which bring their own particular brand of detritus to the mix.
One young man I consider the "Grinder", because whenever he hears music in the car he starts to grind his bottom deeply into the cushion of the seat.
I do not listen to music in the car; I listen to the news. But NPR still squeezes in bits of music between stories and this prompts a brief but thorough session of butt grinding.
This leaves a distinctive funk hanging in the air long after my passenger has departed.
I have had several students start an ineffectively contained monthly visitor in my car.
The outcome of that is really not good.
There has been a lot of bad breath dispersed throughout the confines of that car as well, and though invisible, I feel that a certain discoloration has taken place as a result.
My houseguests probably deserve to know all of this, but I cannot bring myself to tell them and I cannot afford to rent a car.
If you have a suggestion, let me know.
In the grand scheme of things, and with all the tragic events going on in the world, I know you might think this is not important; however, you are wrong.