Thursday, October 22, 2009

Living On The Edge

Do you ever find yourself doing something stupid, maybe even dangerous? That as you're doing it you're thinking

“Gee, I really should stand on something stable/put on work
gloves/make sure the electricity is off/put on some safety goggles!”

BUT YOU DON’T?

Last night I decided to tackle the weird mold spots that appear on the bathroom ceiling over our tub/shower. (Please tell me this happens to you too – PLEASE?) I did put on rubber gloves before I grabbed the bleach. I did get my kitchen stool and take it in to the bathroom. I did have a bucket of water at the ready to rinse my cleaning rag. My intentions were good. But…

I’m short, so reaching the ceiling from the stool wasn’t really working. So I started wiping the ceiling with bleach and water from the safety of the ledge of the tub. And as I’m peering up at the ceiling and realizing it is dripping I thought “Huh, I probably should have on some sort of eye protection…” Did I get down for the tub ledge? No I did not. Did I find protective eye wear? No I did not.

Did you know bleach really, really stings if it drips in your eyes? Well it does. It really, really does.

But you could eat off my bathroom ceiling. I’m just sayin’.

7 comments:

Swirl Girl said...

reminds me of the addage - do as I say not as I do...

and next time you do it, you probably won't wear protective eye gear either...since you will be saying ' last time I did this, I stood under it, this time - I'll reach' - right??

Daisy said...

Mine is "Maybe I should turn off the breaker before cleaning around the plug for the stove?" Did I? Nope. (Shocking!)

p.s. yes, I get them too, but please don't tell.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I knew where this was going.

Bleach and I do not get along well. Uch. Mold.

Leanne said...

Yep, sounds like something I would do. I hope your eyes have recovered.

Oh, and yeah, I have mold there too.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Been there, done that, and was SHOCKED to learn it would drip in my eyes AND leave bleach stains on my pants. Go figure.

ree said...

THIS is why I leave the cleaning to Mr. Hot. ;-)

Holly (me.) said...

Bleach and I go way back. And not in a good way.