Friday, December 11, 2009

The yucky day

I was eating a hot dog the other day and thought a bit of mayo had dropped onto my hand. So I did what any classy southern girl would do-- I licked it off.

Except it wasn't mayo.

It was this:


Blech! Patooie! Soap tastes gross, y'all.

Especially when I didn't even do anything bad to deserve it. Like the time I called my sister the f-dash-dash-dash word while sitting on the swingset in the backyard circa 1981.



"Green tea extract" my foot! It did not taste anything like green tea. OR butter.

Have you ever had your mouth washed out with soap? If so, what did you do to deserve it?

(Or were you punished for saying a word that you really didn't know was bad, it just somehow came out of your mouth when your big sister made you really mad? If I told you that Dial soap tastes even worse than Bath & Body Works, would I be considered a connoisseur?)

And was there a real washing of the mouth involved or did you just have to bite down on the bar of soap a la Ralphie in "A Christmas Story"?

26 comments:

Christine said...

I remember that day. You can laugh about it now right? :) I love you Marshy!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the book input...might try that with my newly 8yo! :D

Sorry about the white blop of nastiness!!! I actually held my breath for a moment, scared it was a bird gift (can you tell I've lived with birds in the house since I was very young...til I finally found out THEY were the cause of my asthma!) (Hmm, wow was that ever off topic!)

:D Past bedtime, silly me. Goodnight!!!

Lainie said...

You always make me think of weird, random things-- how fun!

Okay so my oldest daughter was 3 yr old and we were parked under some trees and I have our van door open. Something "gooby" fell into the van and she thought it looked like honey... so she stuck her finger it in and licked it off... not honey-- tree sap!

It's made her mouth all tingly and weird.

I don't think I've ever eaten anything weird by accident unless you count the time I saw this primo piece of steak on my Dad's plate and asked if I could eat it. He said yes-- it was liver. Quite the shock *shudder*.

Lainie said...

Oh hey, I forgot the whole point of my comment-- you put mayo on hot dogs??? Really??? I've never seen anyone eat mayo on a hot dog--like ever.

What else do you put on there?

Deedee said...

I actually got my mouth washed out with a bar of soap for saying the same f-dash-dash-dash word when I was about the same age. *blush* I repeated it from a neighbor boy because he told me I would never say it because I was too much of a goody-goody. So I said it to him and he ran straight to my Mom and told on me!! The RAT! Anyway, I think we both got washed about the same year - LOL! I guess we both learned our lessons, huh? :o)

PS-Why does your blog always make me process the comment twice before it lets me post it?????

Sammy4meowz said...

I called my Mom the B word! I was a very strong willed child! I think she smeared some liquid soap in there! She just came up to me and did it... no warning at all! It was gross! When I have had to unish my kids mouth in the past, I don't grab soap, I grab hot sauce or vinegar. They work very well.... haven't had to use them very often!

Angie said...

I was a fortunate kid--I never got my mouth washed out with soap. Growing up, my Mom wouldn't even let us say the word "fart" (*gasp* I just typed it (sorry Mom)), because it was a dirty word.I do remember my brother getting his washed out a time or two. I was a mean sister, I always stood at the door and watched. :)

Nikowa Lee said...

Oh my gosh, someone else that eats mayo on a hot dog! I thought Kevin was the only one! :) EW!

beckypdj said...

I haven't had any experience like that, but I do use Rainkissed Leaves soap in my powder room. It may not taste good, but it smells fantastic!!

Scott and Jaclyn said...

I love mayo on hotdogs!!! :) My hubby thinks I'm strange. Nice to know that I'm in good company. haha

Ca't say that I've ever had my mouth washed out with soap... though I do remember tricking my little sister into biting a bar. :/

Rose said...

I remember having to wash my mouth out with soap several times as a child for back talking my mom. I was a bit of a slow learner. And hard-headed. Still am sometimes.

And I've never heard of anyone eating mayo on their hotdogs before. I'll take your word for it that it's good.

Sisterlisa said...

Marsha,
Last night as I was in bed, and couldn't sleep, I leaned over to check my inbox on my Blackberry when I got this. I laughed so loud, not at you..really I was laughing WITH you, and I woke my husband up. I'm sorry, but this is really funny. I've licked my fingers after having cheesy nacho Doritos after forgetting that I had perfumed hand lotion on them. ICK! So bitter! Oh even worse is when I was a kid and didn't realize that biting my nails, after scratching inside my ear, would be so disgusting. hahaha

Sisterlisa said...

Rose, I would imagine mayo on a hot dog would be similar to mayo with bologna. And no, I've never tried it either. Is it similar, Marsha?

Debbie said...

I totally thought you were going to say it was bird poop! Yick! No, I never had my mouth washed out with soap--never said a bad word :) Plus, I remember your story so I definitely knew better....not better enough to not flash our neighbor when I was 4, but better than to say bad words :)

Kathryn said...

I was thanking the Lord it was soap, because I was with Debbie and was seriously going to blow chunks if you said you licked bird poop. I do not recall soap for bad words, our punishment for that in our house was pepper on the tongue..HOLY MOLY...ever had that done to you? Probably why I have trouble with the stuff today!

RaD said...

Nah, I was always sneaky when I swore so I didn't get caught. But it makes me wonder, if I was slick and sneaky will my kids be too?

Leanne said...

I have to tell the truth here and say that I've never had my mouth washed out with soap....

And I've never washed my children's mouths out with soap either, because they don't even know those words and haven't ever really heard them....

I hate mayo on hot dogs.....

Geez, are you still going to be able to be friends with me?

And I almost hurled when I read the first few sentences, because I too was sure you had ingested bird poo! Stinkin' gross!!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

for the record, mayo + hot dogs = YUM! i wonder if it's a texas thing? i have several friends here that eat mayo on their dawgs too.

also for the record, i really didn't know it was a bad word and did not contemplate at all-- it just flew out of my mouth! i guess i'm still slightly offended for having been punished for something that i did not know was wrong.

i am SO glad it wasn't bird poopie!

Melissa Stover said...

very funny b/c i ate something gross accidentally today too. post to come.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

How funny! Yucky too. Nope, never had my mouth washed out with soap~thank goodness!

KD said...

I actually really, really like mayo on my hotdawg!!
Definitely got my mouth washed out a few times. Well, maybe more than a few. We weren't allowed to call names at all, even "brat" got a mouthful of soap. And no drinks or spitting it out for a while.
I'm still pretty good at watching my mouth today!!

Sarah said...

Mayo on hot dogs is delish. I didn't realize people DIDN'T eat it. (weirdos)

And as for the whole soap in the mouth deal...it was my mother's discipline of choice if we lied or decided to back talk.

I guess I was quite the liar when I was a wee one and got so used to having my mouth washed out that if I lied I started washing out my own mouth.

Hello? Why did I continue to lie?! Who knows.

Now I'm hungry for a hot dog.

Kelleyand said...

You are so going to love this one!! My little brother was about 4 years old and said a naughty word at grandma's. My mom threatened to wash his mouth out with soap and he ran away. Thinking, he ran because he didn't want that, she turned around and resumed her conversation. Less than a minute later, my brother was back, with a bar of soap, rubbed it on his tongue and said, "See, I like it".

Let me tell you, we laughed.

sagerats said...

*snort* That totally cracked me up! You ate lotion!

I don't recall ever eating soap, but an uncle of mine (who was only a year older then me)bit into one of my mother's decorative soaps because he thought it looked like something to eat. I thought he was an idiot.

Don't worry on the sage rat thing. Lots of people get confused by it. ;)

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

*wink* sure it was your uncle. you are among friends here, tia. you can totally 'fess up!

Emily said...

You're hilarious. and yes, one of my kids has tasted soap w/o wanting to. :)

I have NEVER.EVER. :) lololol.