Friday, November 09, 2007

Butt Rot


When I was younger I went to Camp Taum Sauk in Lesterville, Missouri, about an hour and a half outside St. Louis. Every year at camp the nurse, Hassafina, used to check campers for butt rot. She would bring us into her office one at a time, have us take down our pants, bend over and spread open our butt cheeks. I forever thought this was normal until I found out in college other campers at other camps did not have butt rot checks. To this day, I have no idea what butt rot looks like, but legend has it you could get it from hanging out in a wet swimsuit.

14 comments:

b said...

This is one of my favorite stories. I imagine the butt rot check was the tick check of the '80s.

Andie said...

oh my.

now I'm curious. did you google butt rot? do you have any idea what it is?

soapy t said...

b-it was totally like she would dig at our butts like my elementary school nurse would dig for lice.

andie-yes, i have googled it and it is a disease of plants, mostly trees caused by fungi or an internal rotting of the trunk.

Aaron Wexler said...

Two words: child abuse. ewwww.

heaths.b said...

we call it swamp a$$ and my hubby and i came across a product called monkey butt to aid in keeping the nether regions dry when you're boating, hunting, etc. we don't actually know anyone who has ever gotten the swamp but we are buying this monkey butt stuff to our boater friends as a gag gift. tmi from a total stranger, sorry.

soapy t said...

wexler, it is. it's just wrong. maybe i should file a class action law suit. i am convinced this is why my growth was retarded.

heaths.b, thanks for the tmi. if i build it it will come. swamp ass, yeah. i get that in the summer time. it metastasizes in the form of red dots. it's embarrassing and gross, but then again so am i.

TTQ said...

Down here we have what is called "Flamingo Fever" kinda like swamp ass and butt rot. Here they look to see if you have your head twisted around and up your butt.

soapy t said...

i want flamingo fever.

s said...

Spen and the rest of the theatre industry call it "gig butt" as it always happens druing the building of a show or other theatre event, particularly after working long hours in the same clothes.

Andie said...

thanks for the gag gift idea. I think I'll get that for my husband, the big fan of fishing and boating. Great christmas gift idea. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I am a long time Camp Taum Sauk camper and staff member (11th year this summer), and while just searching I came across this blog. It made me very happy haha. This is so true. I actually work with Josefina in the infirmary and she is, to this day, as crazy and funny as ever.

soapy t said...

is lou lou still there? can i still buy a green taum sauk t-shirt with desperado on the front. 11 yrs? you'll be sauk tam quaed 4 x over this summer. where is paul the horsey man? and is shelly still in charge of the nature lodge? i want to go back.

-Cassie said...

LuLu is no longer there unfortunately. She has kids of her own now. There are a few vintage CTS shirts floating around, but that one doesn't sound familiar. Dunno who Paul is. Lisa is in charge of the barn, as well as Katie Hartmann, a long time camper and staff member. And Shelly is still in charge of the nature lodge. His wife Lesa is still a cook. And his daughter Clarissa is still a counselor. Not too much has changed haha. You should come and visit, whoever you are. lol Good times :-)

soapy t said...

cassie, i went to camp taum sauk 20 years ago. holy shit, 20 years!!! lulu has kids? i need to get me a camp taum sauk t-shirt. they should sell them on the website. do you all still take hayrides up to lesters and have sleep outs on the black river. i had my first open mouth kiss at CTS. and to this day sing "country road" with the lyrics of, "country road, take me home to the place i belong, camp taum sauk, lesterville missouri, 63654." good times. good times. i miss camp. i wish my life would let me get away. CTS YES!!!