Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jugo de Pais

This morning I had dropped the boys off at school and was heading to the the Holsum bread store. I was talking to Jake on the phone and this noxtious smell enters and stings my nostrils. I slam on my brakes to backed up traffic in both directions. There was a terrible smell, worse than any sulfur drive by you have ever smelled. I started gagging and throwing up in my mouth and all. I am not sure if Puerto Rico was being attacked and gassed or what the freak was happening. As I inch along in bumper to bumper traffic I see that the road is flooded up ahead. As I get closer I see that it was a broken sewer access hole in the middle of the road. Now we here in Puerto Rico are used to a little bubbling sewer in the middle of the road now and then. As missionaries we lovingly referred to it as "jugo de pais" or the " our land's native juice".
But this was above and beyond! This was brown freaking water gushing across the road and flooding it. I just held my breath as long as I could and drove through it all. I was never so happier than at that time to be sitting up way high in our Explorer as I watched the brown sewer "jugo" slosh up on the windows of the lower riding cars. From now on I think I will stick to milk...

7 comments:

Gary and Renee said...

Sick - I just threw up a little in my mouth reading it! It's a good thing you have allergies and didn't get the full effect!

Brandy said...

What wonderful adventures you guys are having down there! Wow.

sometimesgood said...

Nasty! Poor girl!

Melinda said...

That is disgusting! I am a bit nauseated too. Hey thanks for comments about my dad.

Jed and Valerie Smith said...

Nasty!! What treats you continue to experience. Did you wash the car?????

Jori-O said...

Yucka! That does NOT make me want to visit! ;)

Tammy said...

That is disgusting. Can you sanitize the outside of a car?