Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Speaking of soup

This is an honest-to-God cell phone conversation with my dad, which never fails to make me laugh when I think of it. I can't remember exactly how it was said, but the gist is there.

Dad: Hello?

Me: Um, Dad? Hi, it's me. Listen, I'm on my way to Elliston and there's this big turtle in the road that was hit by a car. He's bleeding a bit and has lost part of his shell. How can I fix it?

Dad: *thinking quietly* ... Well, I know some people make a soup out of it.

Me: *short silence* ... What?! NO! I don't mean fix it to eat, I mean fix it fix it, as in can I tape his shell back together or what?


Deb said...

Kind of gross, but funny! Don't let that roadkill go to waste!

Angela in Europe said...

Oh, this is hilarious and turtle soup is fantastic. Sorry, I am southern.

Expat Traveler said...

oooooohhhh... I feel so sorry for the turtle because I love turtles!!!

cityfarmer said...

I spit my wine all over the screen in laughter.

poor bebe

PutYourFlareOn said...

My dad would say the same thing to me! Hilarious!