Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Great Pickle Juice Flood of 2010

I opened and closed my fridge several times this morning as I packed lunches and made breakfast. And the first few times I thought as I closed it, "Something does not smell right!" By the end of the lunch packing/breakfast making routine I had the thought in the back of my mind, "You know, I think it smells like pickles."

But in my non-morning-person mind, that is where the thought ended. It wasn't until late-morning, after 1.5 cups of coffee, when I began preparing lunch for the child who wasn't eating at school, that it occurred to me that the pickle smell was VERY STRONG, unusually strong!

And so I investigated and found way at the back of the top shelf, a pickle jar on its side in a pool of pickle juice.

I may or may not have shut the fridge and put off dealing with the mess until approximately 9 hours later.

When I unhappily discovered the top shelf pickle juice flood had overflowed into each and every shelf and drawer in the fridge, spreading its odorous green slime over canned drinks, milk jugs, egg cartons, apples, & oranges. But the best surprise was when I pulled out the lowest refrigerator drawer and discovered pickle juice lake (picture above) at the very bottom of the fridge.

I'm sure you'll be shocked to know that after cleaning it all and putting everything back, my fridge still smells like pickles!!!

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22 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm pickly soda. :)

    I cleaned out our fridge yesterday and found more than one science project tucked away in the back. I threw a couple of containers away because I couldn't even open the lids.

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  2. Oh no!!!

    Have you tried putting an open container of baking soda in there to absorb the pickle smell?

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  3. Oh my goodness, your title had me cracking up.

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  4. Lol at the title!!! I have to clean the fridge too..

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  5. Cleaning the fridge is one of my least favorite chores. That is quite a mess.

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  6. Now see, if that happened at my house...it would take me a good 24 hours to get motivated enough to clean it up... I would just have to complain about it to everyone and their brother and SHOW them in hopes that someone else would do it! : )

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  7. LOL That's definitely a moment that totally could have taken place in my house. Whoooo. Sorry, I have no advice. Just a few chuckles :) Laughing WITH you of course hehe

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  8. I love pickles, but I think after that I might change my mind!

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  9. Ugh! I once drove through puddles of pickle juice. I happened upon a truck that had overturned. It contained jars of pickles. My car smelled like pickeles for over 3 months. Lol.

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  10. Good times. UGH! Last week I discovered sweet & sour sauce leaking down the back of my fridge. What a mess!

    Wonder how long you're going to be smelling pickles...

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  11. I'm joining the ranks of others who have had similar things happen! And oh yes it took me a while to actually do something about it. :)
    I second the try baking soda effort. It's too bad you can't air out your fridge but that would take a while and I'm guessing you need refrigeration. :)

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  12. Yuck. Love pickles, but I can not handle smelly pickle juice spills in the fridge. I make DH clean out the fridge, but I don't know if I could have waited for him to mop up the pickle juice. :-P

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  13. Ugghh...this has happened to us on more than one occasion.

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  14. I have so been there....pickles today ...lemonade tomorrow.
    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2010/02/having-bad-day-your-day-is-nothing-in.html

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  15. Oh no! I have totally had that experience, but with Pinapple rather tan pickles!

    Visiting from 5 minutes for mom

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  16. Been there, done that...the worse is chocolate syrup...what a mess....oh motherhood...SIGH... Have a good day. Hugs, Debbie

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  17. Oh, I hate that! I bet it kind of makes you wish your husband had found it first...:)

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  18. I am sorry that I am laughing. I really am. It is just the kind of thing I thought only happened to me. Sorry about the fridge and the on the spot cleaning that I'm sure you really did not have the time for.

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  19. HAHA!!! I have SOOO had that happen before. IT sucks.

    Happy WW!

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