Did you ever sing that song when you were a kid? It was something we sang when we had at least three kids to ‘play it.’
Never heard of it? It starts like this…
Kid 1 – “There’s a dead skunk in the middle of the road, I one it.”
Kid 2 – “I two it.”
Kid 3 – “I three it.”
Kid 1 – “I four it.”
Kid 2 – “I five it.”
Kid 3 – “I six it.”
Kid 1 – “I seven it.”
Well if you were ever the kid who ‘eight’ it, you quickly learned to say, “I jumped over the fence and (insert name of one of the other kids who were singing) eight it.
Why? Why am I remembering this now?
Well because there was a dead skunk in the middle of the road one Friday night.
It was really almost on the center line. I saw it on my way home from girl’s night, and I thought how grateful I was that it was so close to the centerline, so I didn’t hit it, or have to swerve to miss it, or worse yet, run through it.
In fact, the next morning when I drove past it again, it was still intact near the centerline.
Sadly when I drove through later in the afternoon, the skunk had been flattened. Why? It was close to the centerline, someone had to either not be paying attention, and drifted close to the line, or they deliberately smushed it. Again, why?
Evidently, Grandma couldn’t avoid it on her way through, because both the dogs got a little wild when they got near Grandma’s car. In fact, they both gave it a thorough sniffing.
She sniffed it here.
Gives an entirely new meaning to odor recognition.