Well this is NOT the way I wanted to start the years posts....I wanted my first post back to be a CELEBRATION....I wanted to share with you some WONDERFUL (now that I'm over the shock of actually doing it) news & talk about the multitude of plans I have for 2011....
Instead....I feel COMPELLED to confess to an act of UTTER stupidity....One that I STILL have trouble reconciling in my own head....!!
I'm at home today from work with a sore throat bought about by having to siphone hospital grade disinfectant out of my radiator....YES....Laugh if you must & to be honest....If YOU had written this post & I was reading it I'm SURE the corners of my mouth at this VERY moment would be turned up in a smile....!!
** sigh ** ....To back track a little....A couple of years ago Mr SVJ put this container....
....under the sink in the laundry....The print on the label is QUITE small but the contents are G-R-E-E-N so for the last couple of years whenever, I've seen it I've just associated it with COOLANT 'cause it's FREAKIN GREEN....!!
Fast forward to yesterday....I've unloaded the van from the market & thought as I was goin' out into the HR, I should make sure I have enough coolant in my radiator & overflow bottle....Turned out the radiator needed a top up & the overflow bottle was WAY LOW....!
I walk back inside my mind racing a HUNDRED miles an hour with everything I need to be doin' rather than playing mechanic, go into the laundry, get my 'coolant' & head back to the van where I proceed to pour the NOT COOLANT into my radiator....I pour for a while humming my HR ditty (....you know "Hard Rubbish is the place for me"....ala Greenacres) when the thought enters my head that the coolant doesn't SMELL like coolant....hmmmmm....But did I STOP pouring....NO....I kept on goin' until the 'GREEN' reached the top of the FREAKIN radiator....
ONLY then did it occur to me to turn the container around to look at the label....You can ONLY imagine the STREAM of expletives that exploded from this otherwise SWEET mouth as I ran inside SQUARKING for Mr SVJ....!!!!!
Needless to say he was PISSED (....& NO....Not Aussie pissed as in DRUNK AS A SKUNK but ANNOYED pissed....!!! Like I did it on PURPOSE....PULEASE....!!!!!) & the animated conversation which ensued was not conducive to ANYTHING productive....
He went out to his van & grabbed a long hose & I found a bucket & the syphoning began....Unfortunately, this is where we (me & Mr SVJ) had a MAJOR difference of opinion about how this should be done which resulted in an angry exchange (....what are we FIVE....arghhhhhhh) & Mr SVJ went back inside....BUGGER....!
So I was left to syphon as I BELIEVED it should be done....Giving one ALMIGHTY great suck which, due to the inclination of my head being lower than my ASS (please don't ask me to drawer you a picture)....I sucked up a GOBFUL of NOT COOLANT....Unfortunately, this made me cough BACKWARDS which means I swallowed some of the bloody stuff & it also went up my nose....DOUBLE BUGGER....Feeling a little groggy at this stage I went inside to flush myself out....Unable to find a straw (you'll have to use your imagination here), I found a pen & went about trying to get the FOUL taste out of my nose & mouth.....!
So's I'm just sittin' here at the moment waiting for the receptionist at the Doctors to call me to see if I can get into to see the Doc where I'm pretty sure all he is gonna' be able to do about my throat is prescribe rest & lozenges & tell me that was quite the STOOPID thing to do....And YES....I will be inclined to agree....I now understand completely, the line form Forest Gump where Forest is talking to the lady on the park bench & says, "My Ma always said, 'Stoopid is as stoopid does' "....!!!!!
I'll be back tomorrow when I'm not feeling so sorry for myself to share with you of my PLANS for 2011....!!
Cheers for now,