Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Meat juice

Entire refrigerators and their contents remain abandoned on the side of Tram Road in Beaumont on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005. Following Hurricane Rita, many residents chose to discard refrigerators and freezers rather than trying to clean and repair the water damaged appliances.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

The smell of rotting meat and sour milk has become familiar to all area PJs. We lovingly refer to the aroma as "meat juice." Although by itself the term leaves a lingering impression, when the word "spew" is added to the sentence, it paints vivid mental images.

Jennifer said, "I was trapped behind a garbage truck, and it started spewing meat juice onto my car." This small sentence affects all the senses and emotions for any who have had the pleasure of experiencing "meat juice."

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