Thursday, September 15, 2011

Keeping-Your-Sanity Tip of the Day

If you have a bottle of dish detergent—the hand-wash-dishes-in-the-sink kind—and it's almost empty, and the top of the bottle is little so you can't set it on the counter upside down, and you decide to set it in a cup so you can efficiently and frugally use every last drop of soap in the bottle—eventually—and finally you do use the last drop and now the cup is dirty...


Be warned. If you put that cup as is into the dishwasher?

You're gonna wind up with suds all over your kitchen floor.

And it's gonna be on a day your kid's homework won't print on your printer, so you have to finally get around to running to Staples to get new ink for her own printer, while it's raining and putting on a spectacular lightning show.

On the same day that same kid's soccer practice was called halfway through due to that same lightning, throwing off your entire schedule.

If you're lucky, you'll have a husband willing to stand in the kitchen for over an hour, watching the dishwasher while you run another cycle, because the leakage was just so odd, with it being mostly suds, and you found no obvious problem with the door or drain, but the unit is so freaking full of soap...

So just save yourself the trouble and rinse out the damned cup.


Victoria said...

Your week sounds like mine!
Hang in there!

Ava Quinn said...

LOL! That reminds me of a Flight of the Conchords episode where one of them bought a new tea cup for $2.79 and it started a whole domino effect that eventually got the power shut off and them evicted (or some other such nonsense). And the cup broke at the end.

Hope things are rapidly improving!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Vicki, my weeks are never half as bad as yours.

Ava, I'm on to you! You're trying to get me hooked on FotC! I won't fall for it!