Gut Rumbles

June 22, 2006

"as clear as mud"

I never saw my mama get angry often in my life. She left that pitch-a-fit-stuff for my daddy to do, and he was damn GOOD at it. But I did see my darlin' mama lose her temper one time, over something that a government official came by our home to tell her, for her own good, of course, and my mama damn near exploded.

I don't remember what it was all about, but I DO remember that fuck-head in a coat & tie saying, "Mrs. Smith, I think I've made this perfectly clear to you..."

And he never got to finish his sentence, because Mama yelled, "It's about as clear as MUD to me!" I never will forget hearing her say that. I think she went back to her bedroom and grabbed Daddy's .38 pistol and told that prick to get off her land and NEVER come back, and he ran like the wind.

Mama stood at the door shaking with anger for a moment, with a loaded pistol in her hand. She turned her head, saw me and hissed like a snake. "Go to your room! Stay there until I call you!"

I ran like the wind, too. My mama wasn't very big, but she was a mighty force when she was angry. She damn sure was THAT day.

I never did learn what that crap was all about, but I'll NEVER forget hearing my mama say what she did that day.

"As clear as MUD to me!"

Maybe you have to be a hillbilly to understand...


I never did quite get what that means. Is it a southern "ok?" A girl at work uses it a lot. I think it is funny because it is such a ctach 22 statement.

Posted by: Rhettro on June 22, 2006 05:16 PM

Pretty common expression where I live.

Posted by: BobG on June 22, 2006 05:30 PM

My Mom used that sayin, and I use it all the time.
Another one I was thinking of the other day was...
"tell the truth ans shame the devil" :)

Posted by: Treasa on June 22, 2006 05:41 PM

Is that somethin like "Dumb like a fox"?

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on June 22, 2006 05:43 PM

You'd think that a fella who had such a good teacher would be better at dealing with the wimmins. From what I've gathered from reading your prose, it seems like you still are learning. I must say tho that the lady who you sent back to the coast last week had a very nice rack. Yum. I'm not sure that I would have gotten that one near Cat.


Posted by: Bob Baird on June 22, 2006 07:06 PM

Bob, you're a sharp tack, aren't you? Bejus.

I'll bet you vote, too.

Posted by: Acidman on June 22, 2006 08:07 PM

Now that's sum funny shit right there Rob!

Posted by: TC on June 22, 2006 11:39 PM

Yep, clear as mud to me, too.

Posted by: Tina on June 23, 2006 11:46 AM
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