Tuesday, June 2, 2009

28 years old...really?

Those tuned into Suz's blog noticed her putting entertainment before ego recently and sad as i am to say it, i am gonna go ahead and do just the same here today. Ya know it'd be great to blame the fine print or something like that on today's little disaster, but really i only have myself to point the finger at here.

I have been travelling quite a bit lately as some of you know and in the back of my mind for the past two weeks or so has been a repeating reminder to grab a new bottle of dishwashing detergent. It hasn't been a major issue since i've spent more of the last two weeks in hotel rooms than my apartment, but after a bit of cooking post-Savor it was high time to clear the sink and start over. I've been a bit more green over the past few months than ever before and when i thought i'd picked up a dandy little product from Seventh Generation things seemed to all be falling into place. The product is great, it's plant based rather than petroleum based, so i am doing my part to cut into the world's oil woes right there.

The main problem i ran into with this product? It wasn't actually meant for dishwashers. In my haste i failed to fully read the label:

'Tough on Grease' - This is good
'Gentle on Hands' - This, yes this, is where it does not apply in my case. You see, it needn't be gentle on hands if you are using a D I S H W A S H E R .

Do green guys even use dishwashers? Sigh, i don't know. My pittance for this ridiculous act of carelessness? All dishes washed by hand until i am done the bottle.


Kevin said...

Dude, that sucks. I think in fact, somehow it is more GREEN to use a dish washer b/c you are not letting the water run while you are scrubbing. You are only using the water in the dish washer needed to clean the dishes, no excess. But I feel your pain. My sink had a leak this year and I had a mess like that to deal with.
Life, it's one big trial and error!


Mom Beetem said...

Looks like you had quite a mess. he he (that's one of those things us Moms enjoy, in a sick kind of way). :) My Dad always told me that no experience is a bad experience if you learn from it. I guess you will read labels a little better next time, eh?

Mom Beetem said...

I've got some dishes you can use that up on, if you need some help using it up. he he :)