Monday, October 6, 2008

Just FYI

If you ever buy two cans of frozen orange juice concentrate, and do not pay close enough attention when you bring the grocery bags into the house to notice that there is now only one can to put away, and for some reason do not think to see where that other can might be...you should know that the concentrate will melt and ooze out of the can onto the carpet of your mini-van. The can does not hold in the thick liquid. If this should happen to you, and you do not actually have a need to open the back of said mini-van for three or so days after the purchase to notice the runaway can lying there on the floor, you will have fermenting orange juice concentrate causing an odor to assault your nostrils as soon as you open your van door to get in and go where ever it is that you need to go. And in case you are wondering, fermenting orange juice concentrate will not make the short list of car freshener scents any time soon. And if you really want to know, concentrate that has sat for days soaking into the carpet and cooking in a hot garage (because fall in Texas is still hot) does not easily clean up. You know, just in case you wanted to know.

7 comments:

Granny said...

Oh.my.goodness. Laughing my head off, even though that's probably mean. And I'm linking to you on my blog ;-)

Grandma said...

Very funny! Fermenting orange juice won't make the short list for car fresheners, eh? Neither will sour milk! Reminds me of the time (also in Texas and yes, in the fall it's still hot)when I failed to bring in the gallon of milk I'd placed on the back seat of the van instead of with all the other groceries behind the seat. Life went on, I even used the van a couple of time, and then I noticed my back window was all fogged over. How peculiar, I thought. Opening the van door, I was assaulted by a smell that defies description but makes you want to run for the bathroom. The milk had exploded! What a mess that was to clean up, and anyone who has had spilled milk in a van knows that for at least six months your van will assault you with that same smell each time you open the door after it has sat for a couple of hours. I'll keep that in mind about the orange juice, though!

Candace said...

Same goes for a forgotten banana! Trust me on this one! ;-)

Joanna said...

ROTFL! YUCK! Something like that would never happen to me. I'm waaaayyyy to with it.

Lawanda said...

Oh no!!!!!!!! UGH!!!!

I know this from experience, myself. Oh, and the milk, btdt too ;) Melted choclate is a mess and a half to clean up too, but luckily doesn't have a rotten smell! LOL

Me? with it? NEVER! haha ;)

Military Crunchy Mama said...

Yeah....or meat that you were sure you bought but couldn't find when putting away so you assumed that you were just going crazy. When it heats up in CO it will smell like someone left a dirty diaper in your van.

minnesotamom said...

Ew! Bummer.