Now, this could mean “She’s in the shower hosing off the accumulated scum of spending three days on a train,”
it could mean “She’s in the shower hosing off the accumulated dirt, sweat and travel-weariness of three days riding Amtrak.”
If we were talking about a Truck Stop Dolly, the choice would be obvious, but we aren’t.
That doesn’t mean I don’t think the choice is the same; it just means I think it’s not as obvious.
Your mileage may vary.
After all, we are dealing with a seasoned Stolen Valor GS-13 writer-editor of OVER THREE DECADES EXPERIENCE as a journalist and radio broadcaster (and don’t forget truck driver, so really, who would know better the difference between train scum and train scum?) who was apparently miraculous cured of his 18 year bout with ADVANCED STAGE ELEVENTYSIX NEVER EVER EVER GETS BETTER PARKINSON’S DISEASE
or maybe he was always lying about it in the first place. Occam’s Razor, what do you say?
Ding! First Prize!
That’s what I thought too.
But “hosing off 3 days of train scum?” That is some dynamite mental imagery right there.
I’ll bet there’s video that NO ONE wants to see.