And there. by the mailboxes. was. a. skunk.
Skunks are so fun when you're far away from them, but this little devil was feet away from me!
I'd heard from my wise friends what to do if you see a skunk, so I stopped and stayed completely still. I started knocking more on the door because J hadn't let me in yet. I couldn't get my keys out of my backpack because that was too much movement. . . I was calm and so still. . .
AND THEN SKUNKY STARTED TOWARDS ME!!!!!
I have never, ever been so afraid in my life! I started pounding on the door and
When J finally opened and let me in, I dropped my bike and ran in screaming "SKUNK! SKUNK!!!!!" J shut the door fast and his face was the best I've ever seen. . . in my moment of absolute terror, he looked just as scared and horrified as he tried to determine whether or not I'd been sprayed. Luckily, my banshee screams and loud fists on the door sent him scurrying the other way and I was not the recipient of a skunk scent.
After we calmed down and I told J the story, he was nervous to get our Pato Thai, but eventually the thought of curry and rice was enough for him to not care and the skunk was gone.
PS. I am sure I scared the heeby jeebies out of all the neighbors.