Friday, August 21, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Skull Inside My Basket

I'm a dentist, and years back when I was taking gross anatomy in dental school, the university issued us each a "bone box" containing several real human bones to use as study aids. Since the skull was the focus of most of the dental-specific study, I found myself needing a way to carry the skull with me to classes and study sessions without having to bring the entire, foot-locker-sized bone box with me. Not only did I want to protect the skull, which the school would have charged me hundreds of dollars to replace, but I also wanted to conceal the fact that I was carrying a skull on the subway. So I put it in my Longaberger cake basket. It fit perfectly.

Some time later, my mom was at a Longaberger party where the consultant was talking about novel and unexpected ways to use Longaberger baskets. The party guests weren't participating very much, and the consultant was quite persistent, trying to get them to volunteer unusual ways they have used baskets they own, to give ideas to the other guests.

Finally, my mom speaks up: "Well, my daughter says the cake basket is the perfect size to carry a human skull."

- S.O., Pennsylvania


Dorkys Ramos said...

Haha, too weird/funny! Hey, whatever works :)

Renee said...

Hmmmm......I wonder if I ought to share this information with my L-Berger consultant, who also happens to be a national sales leader. I'm sure it will help her sales even more as our area has become known for hiding the evidence and getting away with murder. LOL!

Beth H. said...