Actual conversation between myself and an employee of our fine National Park Service. Tuesday morning. El Morro, New Mexico.
(Ed enters ranger station, notes foul odor.)
Ed: "Pardon me, but something smells awful."
Ranger: "I believe that's you, sir."
(Ed pauses reflectively, concurs.)
Ed: "I see. Well, good day to you."
Like it's my fault I haven't showered in 4 days. And have cumulatively walked about 25 miles in desert heat. Someone offer me a shower and I will gladly take it.
Thanks again to Mike for holding down the fort in my absence. I look forward to getting back this weekend. And showering.