Awkward Family Story: Weeds

June 22nd, 2009

My family took a 2 week camping trip to the Grand Canyon when I was 10. After packing up the wood grain station wagon, my parents, older sister, the family dog and myself climbed into the car. As my dad was backing out of the camping site, he backed into a ditch where big clumps of grass became stuck in the bumper. Dad, being in the big rush he was, moved onto the next camping site but didn’t bother to clean it out. When we hit the border of Arizona, the toll guy asked us if we were transporting any fruit over the border and my dad replied, “No, but we have a little grass in the back.” Awkward.

(submitted by Teri)

18 Responses to “Awkward Family Story: Weeds”

  1. styrk says:

    this is not awkward, its funny 😉

  2. casper says:

    hehehehehe and thats all I’ve got to say about that

  3. jhk says:

    Its not lame, its awesome

  4. Araxie says:


  5. Sarah says:

    Is your last name Griswald per chance?

  6. Pamela says:

    Dad humor…*SNORT!*

  7. Yeah, this isn’t awkward at all, this is dumb.

  8. Jonatun says:

    Words can’t describe how lame this is.

  9. Richard Davies says:

    It reminds me of One Foot In The Grave where Victor had to have a cavery search after a customs inspector asked if he was alright & his replay was “Yes apart from the crack in my bottom”

  10. Kym says:

    Thanks Teri for this…I think you should tell Dad that you posted it. He still thinks it’s hysterically funny 30 years later! Come to think of it, I don’t think my kids would get that joke now…I apparently don’t expose them to enough drug humor!

  11. Hayley says:

    hahahaha oh man…whata story.

  12. AnnasMom07 says:

    Hm, that’s better than my story. My husband’s last name begins with a ‘P’. A few years ago we went to the DC metro area for some work he had to do. While there, we decided to see a Capitals’ pre-season game. We got to “Will Call” to pick up our tickets, and my husband says to the woman there, “I gotta ‘P’!” Of course, everyone started to laugh.

    I’d bet no one was laughing when your dad said he had some grass in the back.

  13. Señor_Citizen says:

    (So, what was it like spending an afternoon with law enforcement going through every square inch of the family “Woody” with a fine-toothed comb?)

  14. heather says:

    It reminds me of the time my sister and I were entering a national park. The ranger asked us if we had any glass and my sister said “Just my bong”. He wasn’t amused.

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