stinking hilarious…

so for ages chris and i have wanted to compost…but logistically just couldn’t make it happen.  finally we’re settled here, and chris is working on a farm, and, well – it all just became possible!

so we keep a little trash can (or rubbish bin, my british amigos) next to the normal one, and all our biodegradable bits and bobs go inside.  chris then takes it off to the garden every day or two – badda-boom-badda-bing.  simple as that.  until today…

this will sound like a tangent, but stick with me, my friends…durian is a fruit from the philippines – also grows in other south east asian countries – that is one of the strangest gifts of nature i’ve ever seen:

it’s huge – like roughly the size of a watermelon – and the fruit…hehe…the fruit STINKS!  tastes delicious – don’t get me wrong – but it smells like dirty teenage boy feet (sorry nephews, if any of you are reading this)!  get this – yesterday, chris and i decided to buy some of this at the grocery store. it’s the most expensive fruit in the philippines, so we only buy a little bit – cost more than a ticket to the movies.  but, for a change from the same-old (bananas, mangoes, bananas, mangoes, etc), we went for it.  we take a taxi home from the grocery store because we do our week’s shop in one go, and it’s just not feasible to get home by jeepney with that many groceries.  so we put everything in the trunk…about 10 minute into the drive, i whisper to chris, ‘can you smell it?’  seriously – that poor cabbie’s whole car REEKED of durian…and it was in the trunk!

now swing back round to the original point:  we put our seeds and a bit of the flesh we couldn’t stand to eat after prolonged exposure to the stench into our little compost bin. now it’s sunday, and chris hasn’t been to the farm since friday, so the compost is getting ripe as it is.  it’s full (we eat lots of veg), and the lid, which is transparent, is opaque with steam (nice).  chris does his norm – ties up the compost and takes it with him to the farm…

EXCEPT…

he left it on the jeep.  GROSS!  somebody had to have noticed that the very tall, very instantly recognizable european guy just left his bag in the jeep…perhaps they checked it?  only to find out that it was chock-full of stinky, rotting compost, with durian to boot!

chris says the real reason it sucks is because that compost should be in his garden.  i think the garden’ll be fine…just hoping the finder didn’t decide to peek…

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  1. Mom says:

    I agree with Chris; what a terrible waste of good compost!

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