Today's definition of 'Embarrassment'..

>> Wednesday, 11 November 2009 answering the door to an electrician you have booked to come round and sort out the lighting in your bathroom when you know that right now the air in that bathroom is a little... fragrant.

Today's definition of 'Prevarication'... the number of electrical based faults in other rooms that you can find to take a look at and discuss at length with the electrician on your way to said bathroom.

Today's definition of 'Relief'... realising when you finally reach the bathroom that your diversionary tactics have paid off.

Today's definition of 'Paranoia'... wondering whether in fact you're kidding yourself and if your relief is misplaced, because perhaps it is just that your nose is accustomed to this brand of 'perfume'.

Today's definition of 'Maturity'...

... is deciding not to worry about it and to use the whole experience as blog fodder.


Today's definition of 'Mortification'...

... is the horror you feel at just how filthy the top of your shower-head is revealed to be, now that you can see it in the mended light.

Apologies to the sensitive flowers amongst us...


Chic Mama 11 November 2009 at 12:43  

I'm blushing for you. ;0/

Potty Mummy 11 November 2009 at 12:46  

CM - not as much as I am!

nappy valley girl 11 November 2009 at 13:45  

It's always the way isn't it. I had a man come round to read the gas meter yesterday and the kitchen floor was decorated with two wet nappies that I hadn't got around to putting in the bin yet...

Although, you know that striking a match is meant to be the best way of, um, clearing the air in a stinky bathroom? You could have even claimed it was because the light wasn't working...

Iota 11 November 2009 at 14:18  

I expect he knows what bathrooms are for...

angelsandurchinsblog 11 November 2009 at 14:37  

A filthy loo just as bad. Guess a plumber would be used to it, but an electrician? Oh well, make sure you give him biscuits as well as a cup of tea!

London City Mum 11 November 2009 at 14:38  

Always blame the children. I do. Even when they are nowhere in sight.


Potty Mummy 11 November 2009 at 14:43  

NVG, you're clearly a faster thinker than me.

Iota, you're right of course. Poor man...

A&U, well I suppose at least I can hold my head up high that it was clean. And I offered him tea and biscuits - strangely enough he wasn't interested.

LCM, if only our flat was big enough to have been hiding them. Sadly - not.

Single Parent Dad 11 November 2009 at 14:49  

I would have said; "It's this way, follow the smell." To which electrician would have thought I was joking, however I bet the job would have been done as fast as possible.

Expat mum 11 November 2009 at 15:56  

I have air fresheners all over for that very reason!!!

Potty Mummy 11 November 2009 at 22:12  

SPD, and there it is again. The difference between blokes and ladies...

EPM - presumably for your family, rather than you, to use? Just like me?

Nunhead Mum of One 11 November 2009 at 22:29  

you're not alone, I've just put the "big light" on in the utitlity room and caught sight of the tonnes of dust building up on top of my drier

A Modern Mother 12 November 2009 at 10:20  

I always keep a can of air freshener in the loo for precisely that reason....

Anonymous,  12 November 2009 at 11:59  

This post has just brought back every embarrassing moment thats ever happend to me - there are too many to list!!!

My remedie bar of galaxy and a hot choc and laugh about it. Afterall if your anything like me theres bound to me a hundred more.


Potty Mummy 12 November 2009 at 13:18  

Nunhead Mum - not a nice moment, is it? (Note to self - get a better cleaner. What? You thought I would do it myself...?)

Modern, me too but sometimes they smell even worse.

Kate, thanks for commenting and I'm with you on the condition we can make it Green & Black's Butterscotch...

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings 12 November 2009 at 14:14  

Oh dear, I would have been mortified too. This stuff always happens to me!

Millennium Housewife 12 November 2009 at 14:43  

Brilliant! I once had to get a plumber to unblock a sani flow toilet after my brother and his girlfriend had stayed.
The plumber's parting words? 'you do know it's only tissue paper that can go down there don't you'...

Pippa 14 November 2009 at 18:50  

You made me feel better about my erm perfume...

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