I got to work this morning to find the boss-folk not tucked away in their offices, but standing outside in the parking lot. Wayyyyyyy outside in the parking lot, near the street. Curious. I walked on in, contemplating: Parking lot stripes? Landscaping to come?
I opened the door into the building then, and BAM!!!
Apparently the boss got sprayed by a skunk this morning. There's a patch of woodland behind the building, in which our company garden is planted. Bossman didn't think he'd been hit, but it was apparent once he got inside that he's now a human stinkbomb.
Meanwhile, our building reeks. Every door and window is open and every fan this company owns is running—including the restroom fans. I kid you not, the boss left an hour ago and still there are complaints of throats and eyes burning. This is serious, folks!
And funny. Why is stink funny?! We are going to laugh at this at happy hours for years to come.
Back to the serious. I looked up "get rid of skunk scent" on the 'net, and woe is us, it seems like it's virtually impossible. Seems tomato juice only works on the Brady Bunch episode. Lemon juice? No.
There's a "recipe" on the Cooperative Extension website that has mixed results:
- 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- and a teaspoon of liquid detergent.
Oh, and skunk scent can be re-activated during periods of high humidity, I learned.
90 minutes into the day and I've experienced something new and I'm more knowledgeable than I was when I woke up.
Do YOU have any more skunk facts or experiences to share?
I'm going to go stand by the window while I wait for your response.
*Addendum, and important skunk fact: Wendy has pointed out that tomato juice worked on the Patridge Family, and not the Brady Bunch. My bad.