06 September 2012

Fish Guts and Lipstick

About a week ago an 18-wheeler loaded with offal was headed from Beaux Bridge in southwest Louisiana to Moorhead in northwest Mississippi.

Of all the stupid things to do, the cargo was loaded onto an open top truck. In Clinton, Louisiana, the heavy rains of Isaac finished filling the open top truck with water. What else could be expected but that the offal and water began sloshing about and out.

Just north of the Louisiana-Mississippi state line in the tiny town of Liberty the truck driver lost a little control and spilled his guts in downtown Liberty … not just once, but four times. Of course he got a citation from one of the local law enforcement officers.

In case you don’t already know the definition of offal and don’t want to bother searching, here it is: (1) the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings and (2) the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing.

Here’s the shocking part for those us who are naive and have been sheltered under our own rock until now.  Moorhead is is the home of a cosmetic makeup facility. That plant was the final destination of the remaining fish guts.

The Amite County Civil Defense Director was told by the truck driver, “Sir, I just want to remind you that every time you kiss your wife, you get some of that on your lips.”

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