Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sicilian Oil Spill Disaster of 2007

All of Bina and Antonio's olive oil is GONE—Poof! There has been a terrible accident. The olive oil was stored in a 50 liter barrel in their backyard. Antonio tied a plastic baggie around the nozzle to prevent any dripping. Not a drop to be wasted... The stuff is like liquid gold! Well, their upstairs tenant's dog, Gedda, detected something delicious inside the baggie and bit at the bag forcing the nozzle to open and drain a whole year's worth of olive oil onto the ground! Bina called it "brutto giorno" (an ugly day) and Antonio looked like he wanted to cry. All that back-breaking work of picking olives and hauling them to the press was wasted. Poor Bina and Antonio!

3 comments:

sognatrice said...

Oh my goodness! Tragedy!

Seriously somebody put the malocchio on them....

Currier Quinn Balent said...

Malicchio indeed! Someone please get me a bowl of water, some olive oil and a pair of scissors!

Swindells said...

That is so sad. That is alot of money!!!!!