Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You Know the Old Saying...

Do any of you have the annoying, know-it-all husband? I only ask because I want to believe I'm not alone. Sven is completely unflappable. It doesn't matter what I tell him, he nods his head as though he's heard it all before.

The other day, I had a first grade student who went into the restroom, took his poop, rolled it into little balls, and carried the resulting product around in his pocket for a good portion of the day, utilizing the tiny poo-balls in ways I'm not sure I want to know.

So, I get home and tell Sven, "I had a first grader carry around little balls of his own poop today."

Sven nodded and said, "Well, you know that old saying..."

Of course I didn't, because it is bathroom-wall style filth that Sven had to share with me, but there was actually a saying about people who roll their poop into little balls. Sven is the master of arcane trivia like this, and the more closely related the trivia is to bathroom issues, the better.

Well, I realized that I couldn't allow this to go on, so I purchased a book called "The Truth About Poop." While it's no Twilight, this book does have a lot of fascinating trivia. For example:

  • Native American Lakota used the ashes from burned poop for toothpaste
  • Sharks produce poop in a spiral
  • The Roman goddess Cloacina was the goddess of toilets and sewers.

Imagine what I can do with information like this in everyday life! What conversation I can make! What an interesting person I will become! Come back here!

Poop.

3 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow. I don't even know what to say.

Barbaloot said...

I know what to say, Kristina. Gross gross gross!

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Definitely not missing my days as a first grade teacher today...thanks for the reminder of how crappy (pun intended) that job can be!