Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nothing Like the Smell of Huh? In the Morning

So last Sunday, I had company coming. Our carpets have been needing a good cleaning for a while now, and I was thinking they were smelling less than fresh. When Mr. Personality woke me up that morning at about 6am, in my blurry state of mind, right then was a good time to spray some Febreze on all the chairs, sofas, and carpet. I figured the stuff took a while to dry and could be a bit overwhelming, and as they were arriving at 930am, I figured I would give it lots of time to dry and dissipate.

For some odd reason, I didn't feel the need to turn on the lights when I began this little operation. It was quite dark, but I just opened up the closet, grabbed the white bottle, and commenced spraying.

Perhaps it was lack of sleep, I am not sure. But as I sprayed, a tiny thought sparked in my still half-asleep brain that this stuff was coming out much thicker than how I remembered Febreze being. Undeterred by this, I kept it coming. I sprayed the area rug in the living room, the couch, and the chairs. At one point I even looked at the nozzle, thinking it was a bit stuck.

It didn't hit me until I had thoroughly soaked every available fabric-covered surface that this stuff didn't really smell like Febreze. It was probably the overpowering scent that finally woke my brain up enough to actually look at the bottle I was holding in my hand.

I had just sprayed Lysol Basin, Tub and Tile Cleaner onto everything.

Needless to say, we rented a steam cleaner just two days after.


Mel said...

How funny! Because once, I attempted to clean my bathroom shower stall with Febreeze! (It didn't work and I wasted a whole bottle of Febreeze.)

Suzanne said...

I laughed out loud at this! I'm sure it wasn't nearly as amusing on your end, but thanks for the laugh over here. :)

Elizabeth said...

So, are you like Mr. Magoo in the morning or something...

Harumrumcarummrumm gottaclean yesyes frumrum getthisspray rumhruhhgrarum that's right maruggrumaremrum smells good yes indeed arumrumcarummrumm


val said...

Thanks for the laugh! ;)

Piece of Work said...

Oh Gina! Hilarious! Though I'm sure not quite as funny to you.

Least it made for great blog material!

WordsRock said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you. Really.

Febreeze rocks.


Simply Coll said...

I wanted to write LOL.. but it was more than that.. I REALLY LOL!

Elizabeth said...

Um...no Saturday Soapbox? I'm going through withdrawal here.