Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This morning I was dressed and almost ready to leave the house, headed for for my cat-sitting job, the allergist office, and then the grocery store. All I had yet to do was run a comb through my hair and hit it with a blast of hair spray in an attempt to keep it out of my eyes in this winter wind.
After I combed my hair and used the curling iron, I grabbed the spray can and dislodged the cap. Holding the nozzle to my head, I unleashed a torrent of spray and immediately noticed it had an odd smell. I stopped spraying and looked at the can. I'd sprayed my hair with Vanish toilet bowl cleaner. Have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous? How could I have mistaken that can for the other? The cans are not the same size nor the same color. Why had I left the Vanish can so close to the hair spray in the first place? I'm prone to doing strange things, so why did I set myself up for yet another misguided mishap?
If I'd not been dressed and ready to go, and if I'd had more time, I would certainly have washed and dried my hair before leaving the house. Instead, I dabbed as much of the bowl cleaner from my hair as I could and brushed out the rest, but I could still smell it and thought if I could, then others might be able to as well. What a dilemma - leave here at the risk of smelling like I'd washed my hair in the toilet bowl, albeit a clean one - or take time to wash, dry, and set my hair which would cause me to be late getting to the allergist's office. I decided to leave here smelling as if I'd used my head for a toilet brush. Actually, I re-sprayed my hair (with hair spray) then spritzed some fruity smelling Bath and Body spray from head to toe. I was sure people would smell me coming a block away, but if so, I bet they didn't guess what precise aroma was assaulting their olfactory lobes. It's always something . . .


Wolfie said...

LMAO....oh my .... I can so picture this happening but the "I bet they couldn't guess what precise aroma was assaulting their olfactory lobes" had me in stitches.

Sorry you had your mishap.... altho it did give me a giggle.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oH Kady thank you for the giggle...well at least your hair didn't smell like crap...pun intended...:) have a great thursday..:)

Mayleen said...

Right now there are two cans setting next to my ironing board. One is spray starch and the other is basting spray. I have to remind myself to make sure I have the right can each time! I have no idea why I don't move the basting spray to another spot.

Whimsey Creations said...

I'm sitting here laughing so hard I'm crying! What a great story. You gave me a really good laugh tonight - thanks! I remember when I was a kid, my mom used this small squeeze bottle of deoderant (before they had the solids, etc.). Her routine was to get up and put eyedrops in. Twice she put the deoderant into her eyes thinking it was eyedrops! At least your hair is squeaky clean - no telling what vanished! LOLOLOL