January 15, 2009

Picture this:
You have just finished all of your morning chores and you're feeling pretty happy with yourself. As the clock strikes noon you decide it's a good time to have a well-deserved lunch break. You sit down with your yummy sandwich and start watching the news in the den. (Yes, I know, I'm supposed to eat at the table;) All of a sudden you hear this very loud CRASH and you wonder what in the world it could be. All of a sudden you remember your trip to Sam's Club the previous day and the GINORMOUS
container of liquid laundry detergent you purchased. We're talking 110 loads here, people. You jump up as quickly as you can and RACE to the laundry room (I think I could have beaten Flo Jo from the Olympics) and to your horror you see all 110 loads of detergent gushing out all over the floor. You enter the room as quickly as you can to try to stop the impending flood and you forget that you have these on:
These are your leather KEDS that you wear everyday ~ did you know they have very slick soles??? Oh, yes, they do! As you go to reach down to pick up the container you start to skate across the floor, just like Dorothy Hamel,(and yes, I realize we have a lot of Olympic analogies going on here) but, the only problem is YOU ARE NOT Dorothy Hamel. And because you are NOT Dorothy Hamel you end up sitting in a sticky sea of detergent. After a little bit of sobbing and REPEATED attempts to get up (try getting up from a floor covered in laundry detergent) you finally hoist yourself help and limp to the den, all the while leaving nice detergent footprints all over the kitchen. Out of the corner of your eye you notice your three cats and dog looking at you as if you've lost your mind!
You then decide that you didn't have anything to post about today, so why not this? After taking the picture of your shoes you are horrified to see how dirty your "old faithful Keds are." You think to yourself, "I really need to wash those." Only problem is, there is NO DETERGENT:)

17 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Oh, poor you, Susan! I have to admit, though, I'm sitting here laughing my head off! So glad you didn't injure yourself. :)

Wendi said...

Oh no! Sorry, but I was giggling. I guess the good thing is that your laundry room floor will sparkle... after you rinse ut a 100 times! Hope the rest of your day is better.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Oh, Susan. You poor thing. I, too, admit to laughing and I hate to think of the clean up.

We started out a little on the strange side in our house this morning. I went out to start the car for the guys and found... the front door of the car still open.

From last night! Hubby had been so tired he forgot to CLOSE THE DOOR.

We had to get our neighbor to jump the batter for us and it took thirty minutes to get it charged. Did I mention the actual temperature was -10 and the windchill about -30?

Is there a full moon or something?

Do post about how you cleaned all that up.

Jodi said...

Homekeeping is never boring, and it certainly gives one a good workout! ;o)

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh, you poor thing. I can not even begin imagine cleaning that mess up xoxox Clarice

Happy @ Home said...

Oh my ~ how awful. I shudder to think how long it took to clean up that mess. On the bright side, it did make for clever post material.

jen said...

Oh Susan! I am so glad you weren't seriously hurt. I love the thought of the pets looking to see "what is our human doing now?". LOL.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I'm so sorry to admit I was giggling the whole time I read this. I am thankful you weren't hurt though. Your keds look brand new.
At least your laundry room was clean.

Michelle said...

Oh Susan, that's awful...but I am glad you weren't hurt! So, how did you finally get it all cleaned up?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rhoto said...

This is such a cute, funny story!! The way to look at minor floods, eh!!!
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal

Jackie said...

Susan, You poor thing. I hope you are not hurting today. I bought a giant container of detergent the other day and it is "temporarily" on top of the dryer. I'm thinking I need to find a more secure place to store it.

Arlene Grimm said...

I had the same thing happen to me on a smaller scale Susan...just a regular size bottle that fell off the island as I was putting groceries away. It Just EXPLODED and like you I was slip sliding away and it was not one bit funny. Glad you have such a fun sense of humor...it gets us thru so many things in life.

Lisa said...

Oh, how scary that must have been. Keds can be slippery. I wear mine daily, too.

Shari said...

sweeetie!! i haven't been able to visit for a little while.
i'm SOO glad i got to hear about this. i'm glad you're ok, and ummm, thank you for giving me a chuckle.
have you seen the old Freaky Friday?

the voice of melody said...

Oh no! What a mess that must have been to clean up. On the bright side, I'm sure your laundry room smells fantastic! :)

Mrs. U said...

OH SUSAN!!! I know this was such a horrible time for you, but I just could NOT HELP MYSELF!! I was laughing the entire time I was reading this!!! You are such a good writer!!!!

I am happy to hear that your feet and floor are very VERY clean!!!

His,
Mrs. U

PS- I buy that same container of All from Sam's. I will NEVER look at it the same again. HA!

Firefly Nights said...

Sounds like you had a really bad day. It must have been a mess to clean up. I'm sorry it happened to you.