Spill + 3 minutes: Step one– Pull the fridge out away from the wall.
Spill + 4 minutes: Step t–wait, I’m still tryna move the fridge.
Spill + 11 minutes: It simply wouldn’t budge. I looked everywhere for the user manual.
Spill + 18 minutes: I couldn’t find any manual, so I looked it up on LG’s website. The online manual showed how to do every possible thing you might ever want to do with a fridge…. EXCEPT move it.
Spill + 24 minutes: I got on phone with a very nice person at LG, who spoke pretty good English as long as she didn’t have to stray from the script.
Spill + 25 minutes: We had to stray from the script.
As near as I could tell, she was claiming that I first had to retract the wheels so that the feet, not the wheels, were touching the floor.
Spill + 32 minutes: The LG lady wasn’t familiar with the term “counter-intuitive.”
Besides, I couldn’t even see the wheels OR feet, because a handy rubbery barrier like a giant squeegee blocked my view. You couldn’t get too mad, I guess, since it probably saved hundreds of green peas and blueberries from rolling under there and going bad.
Spill + 1 hour, 13 minutes: Brent came home.
Spill + 1 hour, 14 minutes: Brent wished he hadn’t come home.
Spill + 1 hour, 27 minutes: Brent somehow figured out how to get those stupid wheels to turn.
By the time we got the fridge rolled forward enough to clean behind it, I figured the shake mix would’ve dried up and I’d have to sort of chip it off the wall and floor. Not so… the protein had coagulated into wet, sticky, dark brown clots.
My kitchen floor looked like a violent-crime scene with dust bunnies.
That happened about a year ago, and I’m still having flashbacks.
I can assure you, though, that every time I serve up a scoop of protein-shake powder, I turn well away from the blender before re-closing the bag.
Your turn: Have you ever made a minor mess that turned into a colossal cleanup job? Do you have any hints for cleaning off fake blood clots? Do you have to keep your blender and your refrigerator separated? I’d love to see your comments in the “Leave a Reply” box at bottom.
Thanks for reading,