Monday, July 09, 2007
PUTRID FEET AND THE LAW
I just read this item:
"BERLIN (Reuters) - German police broke into a darkened apartment fearing they would find a dead body, after neighbors complained of a nasty smell seeping out onto the staircase.
The shutters of the apartment had been closed for more than a week and the mailbox was filled with uncollected mail.
But instead of a corpse, they found a tenant with very smelly feet, asleep in bed next to a pile of foul-smelling laundry, police in the southwestern town of Kaiserslautern said on Sunday."
To my apartment dwelling pals in NYC--it's going to hit 95 degrees today. We are right in the middle of flip flop season. Sweaty feet slapping around all over the pavement...
Don't let this happen to you.
The embarrassment of being awoken by the NYPD banging open your door, only to be confronted by the stench of your feet could be compounded by:
1.) The inevitable NY POST headline. Picture bold letters that scream-
THE AGONY OF DE FEET: STINKY TOOTSIES TRIGGER NYPD RAID
2.) If the writers of "LAW AND ORDER" decide to do a "ripped from the headlines" episode about your lax hygiene. The opening dialogue before the theme music kicks in:
1st cop: "Huh. At least it wasn't a homicide."
2nd cop: "If my feet ever stunk like that it would be. My wife would kill me."