Beans and bathroom reading: an odd coincidence? I think not

by Ken Carpenter



My offerings for today both date back to 2003. The bathroom reader story is near and dear to my heart, for it was kind of the start of my “Nothing is sacred!” approach to writing my humor columns. While I still try to retain a shred of decency, there are those who doubt that I ever did.

The other story is about beans, the kings of farty foods. A gentleman stopped me on the street and shyly requested that I do a bean story. I am always on the hunt for ideas so I was glad to comply.

Both stories have very minor changes to update them to the present. I am pleased that they got to run together, for obvious reasons.