A Sticky Situation By Sarah Prout

This happened about 6 years ago, but I always laugh when I think about it...

It was Autumn in Melbourne and my Dad was driving me somewhere. We walked through the beautiful orange and red crunchy leaves on the footpath and hopped into the car quickly. We then drove down the street to make a turn when my Dad realised that his foot was glued to the accelerator!

"Sarah, my foot's stuck!" He reached down to try and loosen the sole of his shoe from the pedal.

His fingers returned with this light brown gluey stuff all over them!!

"Ahh, Errgh!!!!"

The look on his face was priceless. He looked at me, sniffed it and said: "What is it?"

I couldn't believe that he didn't figure it out right away.

"Oh my god, it's dog CRAP!" The tears were already rolling down my face by this stage.

The stench was horrendous, but I could not stop laughing because his fingers were covered in the stuff! It looked like he plunged his whole hand into a jar of peanut butter! And so he kept driving, with one hand on the wheel and his fingers arched in an odd manner so that the poo wouldn't get on anything else.

I scrambled to find tissues, but all I had was a spare pair of kids undies in my handbag (as most mums of a 4 year old do) and my Dad cleaned his hands with the jocks because there was nothing else.

Needless to say, we ALWAYS walk around big piles of leaves in Autumn now.


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