Jess, cackled and said, “Did I tell you already about the time he went fishing and caught a dead man?”
Carrie’s mother put her hand over her mouth in shock and exclaimed, “No!”
“Pam,” Jess said, “You’ve never heard anything like this.”
Carrie scooted close to her mom and Jess continued as though she wasn’t there.
“It was a sunny summer day and he was in his little boat fishing for trout. Ibis were dipping
He shrugged, “That’s because hot sauce never expires.”
“But it has to.”
“No.” he examined a green bottle “It’s mostly vinegar.”
“I don’t believe you. I’m throwing these old bottles out. We’ve had them for, like, four years.” She pulled two bottles from the fridge door.
“Throw them out? Aren’t you going to recycle them?”
“No.” She hovered over the garbage.
“But they’ll go to the landfill.”
She smirked, “but washing them out will waste and pollute water.”
“But we can recycle the glass.”
“Either way we kill the earth.”