Janell's hilarious story story reminds me of Pebbles' adventure from March, 2004. Go read Janell's tale of tail NOW if you haven't already.
From the archives:
Pebbles works for a very prominent family as a babysitter/petsitter/housesitter. She got the gig on a fluke and it appears that she lost it the same way. It's a tough deal because they paid her very well. And I, for one, appreciated their generosity. She's worked for them for about 8 months. The deal went sour last night.
It was late last night, the boys were asleep and Pebbles needed something out of her car. She and the dog went outside and that's where things went bad. Duke, a Dachshund, made a mad dash for her car and there met up with a skunk. The two tangled under the car, with the skunk spraying Duke and the underside of Pebbles' car with a liberal amount of skunk juice. Pebbles yelled at Duke to get out from under the car and she tried to catch him, but failed. He made a mad dash for the doggie door and made it back into the house. So, you guessed it, spread the stank in the lovely home in VeryPosh Heights. Expensive sofa? Check. Turkish carpets? Check. The couple came home. Pebbles had locked the dog in the garage, as there was no outside holding pen, but the damage was done. The husband was totally pissed; the wife was a little more philosophical.
So, Pebbles had to drive home with her head out the window because the smell was so bad in her car. She stripped down to butt nekkid in the front yard, came inside and jumped in the shower. I gathered up her clothes and they are in the washer this very instant.
Honestly, all I could do was laugh my ass off. I'm sorry that she might lose her job over this - I don't know what else she could have done. However, I can certainly understand why the family is upset. They came home to an expensive, smelly disaster.
The really bad news is that she was getting ready to ask him for job information/leads/recommendations, as he is a developer and knows TONS of people in the business.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Failure stinks.