September 22, 2019
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Comments for: UM teacher: ‘It was me. I have the scallop guts.’

  • Anonymous

    Thanks BDN. That’s a gutsy story.

  • Guest

    Happy to hear a man and his guts have been reunited.

  • Anonymous

    Yay! I love happy endings

  • Anonymous

    If you want a secret kept secret, don’t ever post it to anyone on Facebook. Word sure gets around fast.

  • Anonymous

    Glad she had the guts to call.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t stomach some of these comments.

      • Anonymous

        I know, they’re getting hard to digest.

        • Anonymous

          Ha!

  • Anonymous

    Look into who Abigail Garthwait is. She is the incarnation of Wonder Woman. I knew her back in the old days when she was the inspiring librarian at Asa Adams School in Orono and then as a professor later on. Who else would’ve protected scallop guts found in a car but someone who seriously values education? You should do a story on her BDN, so we can catch up with what Gail’s been doing these days!!!

  • Anonymous

    Why do so many people leave their cars unlocked ? This is the second story within the past two weeks whereby someone mistook one car for another. In both cases the autos had to be unlocked.I believe in the other case a lady drove off with a truck that had been left running . Go figure !!

    • Anonymous

      It is part of life in Maine. I would rather these mistakes happen instead of locking everything up tight. Have you ever had a nice long chat with someone who dialed the wrong number? Same philosophy.

      • Anonymous

        Ditto!

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Even more disturbing is that it was a vehicle from the UMaine motor pool. Which means a vehicle paid for with taxpayer money! I appreciate how conscientious she was with the scallop guts. Too bad she wasn’t as conscientious in safeguarding a taxpayer paid for vehicle.

      • Anonymous

        Tax payers pay for everything thru the university, really, I thought tuition probably covers many things.

    • Anonymous

      Probably because many of us old timers still remember the old Maine where you didn’t have to worry about someone stealing anything not nailed down………..

    • Anonymous

      I leave my car unlocked fairly often. One of the perks of living in Maine. Most people are honest.

      • Anonymous

        On the news last night they had a story about a thief who took a purse from a cart at Walmart. There’s always someone like that taking advantage of people who believe nobody would do such a thing.

        • Anonymous

          Just because I leave my car unlocked doesn’t mean i’m stupid enough to leave my purse sitting in the seat to be stolen…Locks keep honest people out, dishonest people will bust the window and take what they want, don’t leave valuables in your car locked or unlocked.

    • Anonymous

      It is pretty common in cold weather to see vehicles not only unlocked but running at the various convenience stores around the Island.

      • Peggy Cope Mascher

        Or the post office

    • Anonymous

      I always lock my car and house. to do otherwise is just asking for trouble

      • Anonymous

        Locks keep out the honest. The dishonest will find a way in if they want to.

  • Anonymous

    Another reason why I love living in Maine. Only in Maine would you read a title of scallop guts found in car and say “WooHoo!”

  • Anonymous

    We are providing university employees with cars? Really?

    • westshores

      She was visiting a school on behalf of the University. Would you expect UMO employees to use their own cars?

      • Anonymous

        Yes, he probably would. Then, he would complain about
        THAT cost.

    • Anonymous

      the University has a pool of cars and vans that can be used for official university business. no employee is provided with their own car. With as many people as the University has traveling on official business it is probably cheaper to use pool vehicles than reimburse people for using their own vehicle.

    • Anonymous

      so?

  • Anonymous

    Would have made a wicked chowdah.

  • Briney

    Took guts to admit it.

  • Anonymous

    “Great big gobs of green, greasy, grimy scallop guts …”

  • westshores

    I’d bet a whole dollar that UMO employees who use cars from the pool mark that Impala some how.

  • Anonymous

    why didnt she lock the car when she went inside?

    • Captain Kangaroo

      Company car who cares.

      • Anonymous

        I assume it is the Umaine car pool policy that a user must lock the car when not in it? Can someone please find this out? Was the car running?

  • Anonymous

    Until they broke this story, I never thought about scallops having internal organs. Just thought they sat on a shell waiting to be plucked out of the ocean. What other secrets of the universe don’t I know?

    • Anonymous

      Aw come on now, 66, even this 67 year old knew they had internal organs-Wurlitzers, no less. jk

    • Anonymous

      Is that a rhetorical question?

  • Anonymous

    I love living in Maine…

  • Correct grammar….”It was I.”

    • Anonymous

      No, it was she. :-)

  • John Carr

    Mays you’re damn lucky that the CGIS didn’t get wind of this. I’m sure that their #1 investigator could have (and possibly would have) fabricated an entire case against you over this incident. You’d have to get your Union involved and then just hope this time they ask you if you’d like representation….

  • Anonymous

    If I worked at UMaine I’d request the ‘scallop car’ next time I needed a motor pool vehicle.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad it wasn’t shrimp, then we could say es car go!

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