Mustard Greens Meet Murphy’s LawAugust 16th, 2010Streams of Consciousness
This could only happen to me.
So I’m preparing my lunch, and am carrying a container of mustard greens over to the counter…and Trouble Ensued.
As Murphy and his Law would have it, the container slipped out of my hands. In a split second, I decided to just let them fall, rather than quickly wrenching over to try to save them (risking my back in the process). I mean, what’s more important…mustard greens or my back?
So they fell.
And they bounced.
And they flew.
And they stuck…
Allllllllll over the floors, counters, chairs, cabinets, and shelves.
Honestly, there was really nothing to do but laugh. So in a rare well-adjusted moment, I just threw my head back and laughed.
And that’s when I saw mustard greens on the ceiling. (Did I mention they bounced?)
I stood there considering just selling the house.
Yep, that would be definitely be easier than figuring out where to even begin the clean up. But it seemed like an inefficient option, and probably difficult to explain to my husband.
So I did what anyone else would do. I ran to get the camera to take pictures…’cause ain’t NOBODY going to believe this!
Eventually, I cleaned it all up (in hindsight my back would have been better off trying to catch them mid-air, I must admit). And I ate the remaining greens for lunch…as my revenge against the wrongdoings of the entire “green” community.
But I learned two things I wanted to share:
1. A kitchen clean up should never involve a ladder.
2. All things considered, leafy green vegetables are not really all that good for you.
8 comments on “Mustard Greens Meet Murphy’s Law”
You could have just painted everything green???? What a hoot!
So–a year or two or so ago I was making chili and I put the one touch can opener on the can of beans turned it on turned my back to get or do something. WELL–apparently, I had the can too close to the edge of the counter– the next thing I knew there was a crash and there were beans (in sauce) EVERYWHERE. They are STILL on the ceiling, roflol, since I don’t have a ladder in the house that will get me that high and the ladder is far beyond my 5lb weight limit to haul it in –so I feel your pain. AND good for you that you cleaned the greens off the ceiling before it stained!! But I think that was still your best choice–I really do.
Could have bought a parrot… I’m just sayin. I think the gray ones eat greens….
Kind of reminds me of my last grape jelly fiasco. I was in the process of suspending a cheesecloth filled with cooked grapes from a cupboard door handle so the crushed grapes could drain into a large bowl. Just as I was tightening the knot to the door handle, the phone rang and I dropped the bag and it plopped into the bowl that was already filling with grape juice. I ended up with grape juice not only all over the cupboard, walls, floor and ceiling, it also ran into the front panel of the dishwasher (the panel where the circuit board is located). Did I mention that the dishwasher was only a week old? I have not made grape jelly since then!