Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Maybe He Thought It Came In Blueberry



A few weeks ago when we had our new roof put on, one of the workers apparently flailed around with a working nail gun and accidentally pierced a large jug of liquid laundry detergent.

After the roofers left, I found the wounded blob of plastic oozing out blue goo and quickly went about saving the precious fluid.

I found three bottles from the recycling bin, poured the detergent in them and stored them in the garage.

Success! Smart Betty!




This morning I opened the refrigerator and found this:


"Why is your tea blue?" I asked HOB who had placed the bottle on the top shelf the night before.

Pulling it out, he looked confused.

I tried to look innocent.

Apparently, I had placed the bottles near the shelf in the garage where he keeps his bottles of tea.

Whoops.



"Didn't you notice it was blue?" I asked.

"It was dark!" he said.

I took this picture to give him as a guide for future reference and here's a little verse I made up to help him as well:

If it's blue and smells like spring
To the refrigerator, do not bring.

But, if it's brown and smells like tea
Bring a big, big glass to me.


55 comments:

Daisy said...

*chuckling, chuckling, nodding head knowingly* :D

Nat said...

I'm a huge fan of herbal and fruit teas - mango green tea, cranberry, peppermint, echinachea - I have them all in stock... but I think as a general rule, anything blue (and smelling of detergent) is not for consumption!

Nicole said...

OMG! That is the funniest thing I have read in sooooo long.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Thanks for the giggle! Glad he didn't drink it. ☺ Happy Wednesday!

Madi and Mom said...

BB I'm rolling on the floor this is hilarious. As we like to say in the South when one does something rather off the wall...bless HOB's heart.
Thanks for the LOL
Hugs C

Lin said...

You lost me at the dude with the nail gun....

Really??! How does one "accidently" shoot the nail gun? They have to be pressed on something, don't they?

I'd give that guy a nice glass of HOB's tea to cool him off. ;)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This certainly put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.
Yvonne.

Joan said...

Thanks for the giggle his morning. I too am glad he did not drink it. =)

john said...

Lin is right; and where was the detergent when it was skewered? How many [extra] holes in walls do you have now?!?

Leah J. Utas said...

But it looks so good!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww BB!!!!! The things you have to do around there!! HOB is a lucky lucky lucky HOB!! Yay!! Take care
x

Laura said...

Thanks for my daily funny! :-)

Flartus said...

This reminds me of one of my favorite canning stories. My mother had spent an entire day making homemade ketchup--a very long, laborious process. Near the end, she picked up the gallon jug of vinegar, added what she needed, and then realized she had just poured half a cup of Dad's re-housed bleach into our ketchup!

It's not a very funny story, but it is one of the few times I've heard Mom curse. Also, Dad suddenly stopped keeping his bleach in the pantry. Smart man.

EmptyNester said...

hahahahahahahahahaha!

Laura Eno said...

Hahahahaha! At least it wasn't bleach. *shudder*

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

That's so funny. At least he didn't take a swig from the jug.

Jamie said...

That was too funny! Thanks for the laugh! :)

Brian said...

HeeHee! But what did you wash the clothes with?

Eva Gallant said...

At least the error was discovered before he drank any of it!

Brian Miller said...

really glad no one took a swig...yikes...

Parsley said...

That's just too funny! Good thing he hadn't drank it!

floweringmama said...

Too funny! A great way to start my day.

missing moments said...

thanks for the laugh this morning! Men!

Retired English Teacher said...

You are so clever. Is your husband laughing? The rest of us are. This was great.

Stephanie V said...

Too funny!

Donna said...

only a man...Hahaaaa
hughugs

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh, I love a good dumb husband trick story!

jenny_o said...

Which is why I run for my sticky labels whenever I re-bottle or re-house goods of any kind ... big labels with red marker!! And yet my husband will still do what yours did. Apparently doesn't "see" the new label. Sigh.

Lazarus said...

That's awesome! But you should've let hubby have a gulp or two of Blue Tea (cleans you out better than Green Tea) to get back at him for the dreadful Dairy Queen Transgression....

Marg said...

Now that is so cute. Love the poem. That is all too cute. I am really enjoying your blog. Brings a smile to my face every day. Take care.

Liz said...

Laughed out loud!!

Ms. A said...

Hahahahahahaha... thank goodness he didn't take a big swig!

Baby Sister said...

Hahahahahahahahaha. Oh that made me laugh sooooo hard!! I especially loved the verse. I'm glad he didn't drink any. :)

blueviolet said...

That is so, so funny! I'm so glad he didn't go ahead and take a drink in the dark!

Bouncin' Barb said...

This was too funny. Good thing he didn't drink it! He'd be fresh springing your bathroom for weeks!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's priceless! You should've let him take a sip.

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

hahaha, just wonderful! I am gagging at the thought of trying to drink that!

SUGAR MOON said...

That was hilarious!!! Loved it. Have a great rest of the week!

Marlene said...

LOL!! Funniest thing I've read all day! You rock, Betty!

Out on the prairie said...

I poured a glass of hummingbird nectar I had in a pink lemonade bottle last week.What a shocker!

Ann said...

LOL, that is funny. I was worried for a second thought that you were going to say that HOB tried to drink it

Lydia K said...

I'm glad he didn't drink it! Eww, that would have been gross.

Magic Ear Kids said...

Kind of a thick drink too... I hope your detergent works better cold!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Must be the new and improved formula. Clean clothes and tastes good with pound cake.

lime said...

well heck, it's the same shade as certain flavors of kool aid! pretty funny though! thanks for stopping by my place :)

Theanne and Baron said...

LOL! Happy he didn't try to drink any...gag!

Dillypoo said...

Boys....

LOL

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love the picture and the poem. You really made me laugh with this one. HOB made me guffaw too.
xoRobyn

faye said...

You are not evil enough ... I would
have watched him attempt to drink
a glass first and then commented...

Lora said...

SO funny. And I can SO see this happening in my future...

SueAnn said...

OMG! I laughed so loud!! Loved the poem and the pic of the "blue" tea in the fridge!!
Too funny
Hugs
SueAnn

Linda said...

Life in your house must be interesting, to say the least. I laughed out loud at the picture of the blue "tea" in the refrigerator. I'm sure glad you discovered it before HOB tried to drink it.

Leanne said...

OM-Goodness, Betty. That's funny and terribly frighting all at the same time!!!!

Anonymous said...

You had me at flailing nail gun.

Lindzena said...

HA! Oh that is so funny! Your rhyme at the end cracked me up.