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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