Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Attack of the On-Sale Detergent

There is no other way to describe it...we were attacked.

I found a really good sale the other day at Wal-Mart on laundry detergent.  It was one of those giant bottles that weigh about 22 pounds and you grunt when picking it the bottom shelf of course.
After I got the mama-jama detergent home I realized that I would be putting it on the top shelf of our laundry room (note the first mistake).  After some heaving and hoeing I got it up there. 
For the next few days we did laundry as normal.
Then it happened.
The shear weight of the giant thing was just too much for our shelf.  During the spin cycle the detergent decided to fall off the shelf.  Of course it couldn't just fall and land on the washer; it had to hit the washer and then hit the floor.  When it did this about 15 1/2 loads of detergent spilled all over the floor.  The sound was incredibly horrifying.  We thought a car had driven through our laundry room (yea...cause that's logical).  Luckily Tim was here when it he was able to clean it all up.
After it was all cleaned up we proceeded to place it back on the top shelf (note the second mistake). 
About a week later I was in the kitchen when that car drove back through our laundry room! 
I instantly knew what the sound was and sprinted into the laundry room to find about 22 loads of detergent on the floor...and the wall...and the ceiling!  This time the jug had hit so hard that it blew the main lid off and dumped even more detergent out!  I couldn't believe my eyes!  My entire room was blue!!!  It smelled really nice, but it was going to take me FOREVER to clean it all up. 
I came up with the genious idea of wiping it up with a load of dirty towels and then throwing them in the wash.
When it was all said and done I had a very clean smelling laundry room.  The ceiling still has blue spots on it...but that's ok.  It's a funny reminder for me.  Plus it will help me to remember that every sale at Wal-Mart is not always a good sale.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my! These are the things you will laugh about after passage of a little time. For me, I got to laugh today, and I really needed one! Thanks!