I found it under the sink. Well, not my kitchen sink. That one was cleaned out a couple of weeks ago when I had a small plumbing issue.
Funny, the last time I had a kitchen sink plumbing issue was in about 1996, and I learned a little something about what not to keep there. Like phone books. But given that most people only look things up online now, I guess that wouldn't be an issue.
Ok, don't keep your computer under your kitchen sink.
But I digress.
You see? It doesn't look too bad under there right now. Never you mind that there are at least 2 types of dishwasher detergent, and if you look closely, about 3 types of counter cleaner. I'm calling this one good.
No, the blog-worthy sink is really my laundry room sink.
Ooooo....I'm breaking the rules here. I know this might disqualify me, but hopefully it will be interesting or annoying enough that they won't even notice.
Aww, crap. I outed myself. Do you think they heard me?
I approached this task with a sense of humor until I opened the cabinet and an anvil fell on my foot. It was cleverly disguised as a bottle of white vinegar. Now that I'm back from the ER- no crutches, just a splint on my foot for a few weeks- I'll tell you what I saw.
It actually looks kind of innocent from this angle....
As I dug in there, I found about 6 bathroom cleaners, 3 or 4 "dusting" sprays, hardwood floor cleaner, granite cleaner, tile cleaner, grout cleaner, tile and grout cleaner. A roofing hammer (?!), a bucket, 2 mop heads, CLR (you ever notice that it doesn't get rid of calcium, lime, or rust? But it'll take the finish right off your tub and sink), vacuum cleaner bags... Holy crap, it's Mary Poppins' cabinet!
But, the winner?.....................
According to Merriam Webster online, Sham is defined as:
1. a trick that deludes: Hoax. 2. cheap (I called today and got a second set FREE!) falseness: Hypocrisy. 3. an ornamental covering for a pillow (But it doesn't go with my decor.). 4. an imitation or counterfeit purporting to be genuine (you should feel this thing. I think it's made out of plastic shopping bags, except it's scratchy.). 5. a person who shams. (Billy Mays?)
And Wow? "used to express strong feeling (as pleasure or delight)."
So, essentially, this piece shouts out that it's a piece of crap. I mean, given the definition, I can't say I wasn't warned.
But I guess calling it "ExtremeHoax!" wouldn't sell too well. And thank God it doesn't relate to how I run my business!