Tuesday, 26 April 2011

One in the Eye...

Today I did something I always do in the supermarket. I spied a new washing detergent and had to smell it before I decided whether to buy it. It was one of those gel versions, so the hole the stuff comes out of when you pour has this kind of suction thing. So I had to squeeze the bottle in order to get a puff of smell. You know the kind I mean, right?

Well, I squeezed, and out shot a dash of washing detergent—right up one nostril and in one eye.

Oh. My. God.

I walked around that shop with my eye streaming and me worrying I looked like Cameron-effing-Diaz in Something About Mary, with “stuff” in my hair. I patted my hair, rubbed my eye, soaked up the tears with my cardigan sleeve. And you know what? My eye is STILL sore hours later. Whose stupid idea was it to make those suction tops, eh?

I s’pose that’ll teach me for constantly sniffing washing detergent or fabric conditioner, but I know I’ll do it again and again.

What mishap have you encountered today?

35 comments:

Casey Sheridan said...

I do the same thing. I have to sniff the laundry detergent, shampoo or conditioner before I buy.

My latest mishap was today at lunch actually. I had some of those cute little grape tomatoes with me. I don't how I managed it, but when I bit into one, tomato seeds sprayed all over my computer screen, my keyboard, and down the front of my shirt.

Then when I started laughing at my own slobbery, I inhaled one of the seeds and started to choke and cough.

I think I need to go home and start the day over.

She said...

No mishaps yet. I'm home because I had to have the plumber in to unclog my sewer line. What a mess! And now I'm making a roast for dinner and I baked a peach pie.

Melissa Bradley said...

Oh holy hell I have done this with perfume testers. You know sometimes those little sprayers stick and I have to look as I press like an idiot to see what's going on. I invariably have sprayed myself in the face. Today, I hurried into the house because I had to go to the bathroom and tripped. I almost wet myself. Thank God that bathroom wasn't far away. ;)

Anthology Authors said...

See, I can't stand the smell of fabric softeners. They make my eyes water and give me a headache.

Fortunately, I haven't had any mishaps yet today. There's time yet, though. (g)

Jeff LoSsOfReAliTy Gonsalves said...

I occasionally do that with AXE deodorant. I spray a tiny cloud in the air, then sniff it. The problem is, half the time the scent is unappealing, and I walk around all day smelling like my dad's old Aqua Velva musk cologne.

Cassie Exline said...

Well, you'd think after one brain freeze from drinking an iced mocha frappe that I would stop, but noooooo I have to keep sucking it up that tiny straw. Tears ran. Feet stomped. Moans erupted. Didn't think I'd ever finish that drink and live to tell the tale. It cost too much money to toss. ;)

Faith said...

OMG! HAHAHAHA!!! I thank my lucky stars I'm home alone because I laughed so hard at this post that if anyone had been home they'd've been tying me up to drive me to
the looney bin!

And yes, I've done the same thing. Shampoo and lotion bottles often do that to me.

My latest mishap was catching my big toe on the carpet and tripping myself. Yeah, I know...I know...not one word. Not one! LOL!

trinity said...

OMG that was funny, but see I can't sniff things to much I'm highly allergic to the smells. Perfumes forget it!!! I end up with a migraine. My mom gave my 11 year son some Axe body crap and I swear I'm ready to throttle him and my mom. I'm highly allergic to that crap, but do you think that makes a difference nope. Here my son is upstairs spraying the crap all over the place and I don't mean a little! Needless to say his ass was in the tub that day. Also made him put his clothes in the washer so I wouldn't have to even touch them.
UGGG mom's can be a pain in the butt!
Trinity

The Blackraven said...

ROLFMAO! I'm glad you're okay Sarah, but I must admit that's PRICELESS!

Faith said...

My youngest dau has a cotton candy perfume that makes me sneeze repeatedly and then my eyes water and my nose runs. I can't handle being around her when she's wearing that stuff.

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

I hate the Sunflower Cologne that my oldest daughter wears. I'm not allergic. It just plain stinks.

Fiona McGier said...

Back when I was a grocery sales food broker, I'd sit in the manager's office upstairs and we'd watch as customers walked down, say, the salad dressing aisle, opening each bottle and sticking their finger into it for a taste. Yup, same finger each time! EW! I'm so glad there are tamper-resistant tops now!
I usually only sniff shampoo and conditionner...none up my nose recently! (grin)

Raine Delight said...

Oh god *laughing* I do that with lotion and shampoo as well. I never had that happen to me but I am glad you are better. :)

Faith said...

I don't think I've ever heard of Sunflower perfume. Is it a name brand?

And Fiona, you have seriously wigged me out with the salad dressing thing. ACK!

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

I don't know who makes it. Don't wanna know. Shannon just calls it Sunflower. Ugh!

Maybe it's just me, but the smell makes my stomach roll. It's an ongoing joke between us. lol. She wears it, I gag.

Dakota Trace said...

My mishap for the day? A near repeat of what happened on Sunday night. I sat down at my computer to write that night with a cup of coffee. I bought this cool travel coffee mug that looks just like the throw away cups that you get from Starbucks and it has a screw on lid. Guess what happens when I get in hurry and don't makes sure the lid is screwed all the way down?
You guessed it, it leaked out the bottom of seal when I went to take my first drink and I poured scalding hot coffee down the front of my shirt. OUCH!
You'd think that I'd learn but nope, I nearly did it again this morning. Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed...lol.

Janice said...

No mishap today, but yesterday I got in trouble with hubby for being rude to the insurance lady who was trying to sell us a life insurance's policy.

They just don't get the hint when you say, we can't afford it.

So I added-- oh, so what bill shall I stop paying for your policy? The electric bill, we don't really need the lights. Or the car? We live out in the country so the car is a must, but darn it that policy is so much better than a car. We'll just bike from now on and hope the big country dogs don't bite us on the bum.

Yeah, got in trouble with that one. *grin*

Janice~

Kissa Starling said...

I shouldn't mention that when I was little I had to TASTE those same things should I?

Okay, I won't! : )

Emmy Ellis said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA @ Casey!

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Emmy Ellis said...

Baked peached pie, She. YUM!

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Emmy Ellis said...

LMAO @ Melissa almost wetting herself!

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Emmy Ellis said...

I have to smell them, Marci. Can't have weird-smelling washing.

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Emmy Ellis said...

YES, Jeff! I smell those too!

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Emmy Ellis said...

Awww, Cassie. That hurts your jaw too!

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Emmy Ellis said...

Gawd, Faith. I stubbed my big toe a while back and I've had so much pain from the damn thing. It still hurts. Prolly broke it.

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Emmy Ellis said...

Poor you, Trinity. I wouldn't be happy if I couldn't sniff perfumes etc.

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Emmy Ellis said...

LOL Blackraven. I'm just glad it was only me and Hubby in the aisle when it happened.

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Emmy Ellis said...

OMG Fiona, that's gross!

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Emmy Ellis said...

Just be careful, Raine. It stings like a bitch!

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Emmy Ellis said...

Awww, Dakota. That sounds bloody painful.

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Emmy Ellis said...

I support you wholeheartedly, Janice. You were RIGHT! These people never take a hint.

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Emmy Ellis said...

OMG Kissa!!!!

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Faith said...

It's really easy to break a toe by doing that, Em. Or stoving a finger too. One of my kids broke one of my middle toes on my right foot just by stepping on it. She had on new sneakers with thick soles, so she didn't know she was on my toes, but I did! That darn toe looked so weird all black and blue and so much bigger than the other ones.

Emmy Ellis said...

Stoved fingers. ARGH! I was playing in the park with D last week--playing catch--and the pair of us caught the ball oddly and stoved our little fingers. Bloody hurt!

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