Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Car's Hot, Sticky Sweet

This morning, I opened the way back of my car to see this.

My heart sunk.

I'm an obsessively clean person. When I sold my last car, the buyer was amazed at how good of shape the interior was in. That's just how I roll, probably to a detriment. 

And when we bought my new car last November, I vowed to her that she would go unsoiled (at least until we started packing in car seats and then all bets were off). I take care of my hard-earned stuff, so this sight nearly brought a tear to my eye.

Despite my cleaning obsession, I have a tendency to be forgetful from time to time. This time my forgetfulness had consequences. I guess at some point, I went to the grocery store and bought a six pack of bottled Diet Pepsi. I threw them in the back of my car and forgot about them entirely. Three bottles exploded in this 100-degree heat, spilling sticky soda all over the interior of my way back compartment.

I spent an hour of my morning scrubbing, blotting and praying over this spill. And then I sent a text to Ty, figuring he would be highly amused that the "clean one" in our household made a huge mess.

Steph: This is why I can't have nice things. Forgot a six pack of cokes and they spilled in the way back. I've been cleaning for about an hour.

Ty: Coke or Diet?

Mental Note: Umm excuse me!? What's he getting at with that comment?

Steph: Diet

Ty: That's better than regular.

Mental Note: My husband is quite the wordsmith!!

Steph: It's drying in my office now.

Ty: Diet doesn't stain.

Thankfully, Ty's only concern was for the cleanliness of the Volvo. I don't know if I could handle this spill and my husband indirectly calling me fat all in one day!


Ashley Netherton said...

Umm, #1- I've never even seen you drink a Pepsi ( diet or regular), much less have any in your house, what's up with that ?
#2- i was really thinking ty was asking because the diet would have less sugar, therefore, be LESS sticky, but, he lost me..
#3- Does this mean I can eat/ drink in your car now ?

Stephanie Jordan said...

1. I recently discovered that Diet Pepsi is better than Diet Coke when you're drinking it straight up. So, I bought some Diet Pepsi.

2. I think that's what he meant. That diet wouldn't stain as bad as regular. He just has a round about way of saying that!!

3. Sure you can drink in my car. ... if it's water. I'm still only transporting food in my car. That means no sneaking a fry when we pick up fast food. It's a difficult standard to uphold.

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

Oops! Looks like you got it all out? Maybe think of it as a Christening for spills to come... when those car seats get strapped in. =)

Mandy S said...

hey, do you think you can pick up RB next week? oh, and she always has a snack in the car and isn't messy AT ALL...