2010 03 06 - irony
Monday, March 8, 2010 9:14:42 AM
Well, in my case, it was a laundry detergent explosion. We had a huge gallon-plus sized jug of Dreft stored atop the washer & dryer, and it fell during a particularly violent spin cycle. Yeah, not the best spot to put something like that. Usually we have innocuous items like toilet paper near the outer edge, but I'm not sure what happened this time. The drop crushed the cap into half a dozen pieces, split the jug open, and spilled and splattered detergent throughout the bathroom.
Cleanup for such a mess was quite a bitch. First, Just finding the spots to clean proved to be harder than at first glance. In an off-white bathroom with warm soft-white lighting, a clear pale honey colored Dreft is the perfect camouflage. Secondly, Liquid detergent is something that you want to clean 100%, as it can be quite troublesome and dangerous if not thoroughly removed. As a dry spot, it's a bit sticky, but as it moistens up, it is a slippery hazard, not to mention a toxic hazard (which my curious toddler would somehow find). Lastly, liquid soap is plain annoying. It's easily transferable, spreading to anything that it contacts -- including me. After hours and hours of wiping, washing, rinsing, wringing, and drying (and a few close slips), I conquered the nasty spill.
Ironic that a cleaning agent itself is so difficult to clean. Furthermore, I had planned to spend that afternoon cleaning other things -- none of which got cleaned.