Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How not to find a gas leak

When I was a kid, I vaguely remembered the incident that caused my uncle to gain an unfortunate nickname. Recently I asked my mom to fill in the blanks. Here's the scoop.
Uncle suspected a gas leak on the exterior of his house. A pack of us cousins were running around the yard and my aunt told us to play in the front yard. We heard her saying, "NO, I don't think you should do that!" and then frantically pulling the water hose to the side of the house.
When we next saw our uncle, his eyebrows were gone and he had a sheepish look on his face. Apparently he had the brilliant idea of finding the gas leak with a lighter. You heard me. Flame and gas leak, yoo hoo, where's the leak? My aunt held him off long enough to get the water hose ready for quick dousing. Poof!
New nickname? Crispy Critter


Michelle said...

I have an uncle, Johnny, who swears that you can touch any live wire if you "Just put your hand in your pocket." I have no idea what the logic is behind this. All I remember is a kitchen light fixture...a refusal to go the basement to unscrew the fuse...and Uncle Johnny shooting across the room. Now our answer to ANY potentially dangerous situation in which we are not REALLY sure what to do? "Just put your hand in your pocket. You'll be fine."

f1trey said...

O.............M..............G......... you cant believe how happy i am to tell you.........your adopted....

SkitzoLeezra said...

Hey Trey,
I am happy to announce that the quick thinking and pragmatic AUNT is my relative by blood.

f1trey said...

damn damn damn....that was one of my better jokes....are you sure??? LOL

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