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December 29, 2007

My... Husband...


I know I've written about Keith's various disorders before.

Like the vacuum cleaner one. And the expired shaving cream one.

Like the dreams about buddy pic adventures with Archie.

Like the $100 book he spent 90 seconds with.

Like his secret love of the overplayed romantic comedy.

Like his baffling sense of logic, when it comes to grocery shopping.

Like his general tendency toward miscommunication.

But today, he may have topped 'em all. (Well, actually it was yesterday that he did it. But today that I learned about it. So.)

See, yesterday we had this big-ass meeting about the film I'm EP-ing and that meant we needed to tidy up from the holiday hubbub. And the general dustiness. And life. So, we scurried around to clean and I went into the kitchen and stepped squarely into a large, long puddle of sudsy water trailing from our dishwasher (which Keith had run).

"Naturally," I thought. "We're in a hurry to get the place lovely and there's a leak in our dishwasher. Nice." Keith cleans it all up and the meeting is rockstar, as is the one I had today for another project. When I get home, Keith is back from the market and running the dishwasher.

B: "Oh, it's fixed? What was wrong with it?"

K: "Um. I had used regular dishsoap, rather than dishwasher detergent."

B: *blink*

K: "That's why I have to run the dishwasher again. Now I bought detergent. The dishsoap didn't get the dishes clean enough."

B: "Of course it didn't. All of the water and suds came flowing into our kitchen floor!"

K: "Yeah."

B: "Why did you run the dishwasher with dishsoap?"

K: "We needed clean dishes."

B: "And you couldn't just HAND WASH THEM?"

K: "Nah. I just ran the dishwasher with the dishsoap instead."


K: "I just didn't use enough! That was the problem."

B: *blink*

Seriously. This is my life.

Posted by bonnie at December 29, 2007 4:38 PM


Keith put dish SOAP in the dishwasher?

You know, the first thing I thought of when I read this was a Connie Stevens movie from 1963 or so in which some kid (I want to say Billy Mummy, but I'm not sure), as a prank, did the same thing to a hotel swimming pool, causing bubbles to go everywhere.

As you can imagine, hilarity ensued.

I know you weren't laughing, but I would have loved to see the look on his face when he saw the look on your face.

Posted by: Hal at December 31, 2007 10:25 AM

I have to tell you, Keith has become more and more encouraged by all of the comments here and at the MySpace version of this same blog post. He is convinced that he adds great humor value to my life and that many people support him in his buffoonery. ;)

Thanks, Hal. :)

Posted by: bon Author Profile Page at December 31, 2007 10:36 AM

Dishwasher....dishwashing soap? How hard is it to mistake that? :-)

Posted by: steveintx at January 1, 2008 4:07 PM

Hee! I know, I know....

Posted by: bon Author Profile Page at January 1, 2008 7:54 PM

Here's what it comes down to:

Keith being Keith.

Posted by: Hal at January 1, 2008 8:34 PM

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