Friday, June 12, 2009

Nam Hai-Lesson Learned

If you happened to be from my neck of the woods, cook with an ethnic twist, or are just a glutton for olfactory punishment you know the store Nam Hai. Often I have frequented there, mostly for special soy sauce, curry or yellow split peas. Often I have taken a deep breath upon entering the store and braced for the worst. Never have I experienced what happened today.

After a fun lunch with three of my monkeys Jack, Hannah and Emma (I've been almost naked lately with the kids being scattered so much), I decided to run across the street to the stinky fish store as Jack calls it. All the noses present had experienced the Nam Hai aroma but today even my seasoned nose/brain connection cried out to the Heavens for relief!

One minute in the store, kid you not, I looked down at my regurgitating sensitive child Emma, (with almost that same expression on her face as in the pic) as she said "oh, it tinky!". Thank goodness for small blessings and baggies of cheerios in my purse, I was able to catch the nauseated child's vomit. Yes it was that smelly. So lesson learned, Emma is cordially uninvited to join me on my next trip to the stinky fish store.


Pepple Family said...

So funny!! My kids always get so grossed out at the smell at that store. Have you guys ever checked out the meat market in the back? Its comical and disgusting all at the same time.

Bobbi Jo said...

Eww! That sounds so nasty. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Quin's momma said...

THAT is a sensitive little girl, there! Too funny, and sad at the same time.

Marrdy said...

Poor baby. But I am with her...I cannot take 'tinky'smells. I would have vomited in a Cheerios bag too.

Katrina said...

ha! I'm not sure i could even handle going in a place like that!

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