I stupidly did that once.
Elizabeth better grab a mop and start cleaning. Only thirteen days until Christmas!
It gets MUCH worse than that, Lizzie
One of my ex’s did that once – Enveloping the entire kitchen of our small apartment with about 3 ft. of suds.
They were oozing out from under the door, when I arrived home from work.
We had a hard time cleaning the mess up, because she was in tears, embarrassed and panicked by what she’d done, and I was laughing my a$$ off.
I thought that this only happened in movies and cartoons !
Reminds me of the time we were staying in a luxury hotel with a BIG jacuzzi bathtub. I put the whole little complementary bottle of bubble bath in and turned on the jets. The bubbles were over the top of my head!
This happened. Of course it did. It’s happened to everyone, right? The thing I didn’t tell you about here was that I slipped in the soap, dislocated my knee, and had to be taken away in an ambulance. I was in my nightgown at the time, and the thing I was upset about most was that I had no underwear on. I wasn’t going to be picked up by a couple of men and deposited on a stretcher if I wasn’t wearing underwear! My daughter had to help me, howling and growling, into my stuff before the ambulance came. In the hospital, the doc checked out the dislocated kneecap then popped it back into position with one quick slap of his hand. Nothing to it. Still, it took an entire morning–upsetting all of us and humiliating yours truly…all because someone put the wrong soap in the dishwasher!
I learned a trick some years ago. Put softener into an over-sudsing washer and it gets rid of the suds. Same should work for a dishwasher. Cleanup is another thing though.
I used liquid soap once when we were out of the regular stuff. Nothing funny or dramatic – the machine just leaked all over the place. I guess there was a plus side to using cheap dish detergent.
Baking Soda is safe alternative if you run out of dishwasher detergent
That’s a rather mature look of horror from Michael right there. I think my 12 year old would start treating the floor like an ice rink.
That’s funny. They sell “liquid” dishwasher soap.
I use the pods. No mess, no fuss, no suds all over the place.
My Dad (R.I.P.) did that once. I had to clean up the mess.
Been there done that. Our kitchen looked like an episode from the Lucille Ball show. At least we had a clean floor when it was over.
The same sort of thing happens if you dump a small bottle of Joy dish detergent into the fountain at the Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu. Only the suds are 4 feet high, and it brings out the TV station camera crews and all the photogs from the newspapers. As well as tourists everywhere taking pictures.Cars going through::: POOF!
Kalakaua Ave was pretty much stopped in its tracks till the Fire Dept showed up and sprayed something on the wall of suds.
I was hanging with a couple of guys from Oz. Crazy people come from Down Under!!!
I managed to avoid doing that.
Kids are a lot of fun. Even when you’re cleaning up after them.
Incompetent private schools are worse. They not only turn out the same quality graduates, but steal public school money to do it and pocket most of it.
If you really want major suds, try Spic ‘n’ Span instead. The RA at my dorm did this because we were out of dish soap.
His famous last words: “We’ll just run it a couple of times to rinse them.”
I wish I had a picture of his face when he saw the pile of suds. It was as big as a minivan!
I think that is universal! I did it once in a new apartment I was sharing with 2 other guys. I had a liberal arts degree with a minor in chemistry and I was in Pharmacy school at the time. Shame on me! Very embarrassing!
One desert town I worked in in the seventies still told of the day the water softening plant came on line — laundromats all over town were flooded with suds as customers continued to use the quantity of detergent they were used to usiing!
My wife was out of town once and I decided to “help” her by washing the dishes. The bottle clearly said “Dishwashing Detergent”. Attack Of The Suds Monster!
Like Moms usually are…..
Happened in my home once, but along with a sudsy mess I got a shut down dishwasher! Stayed that way for a looooonnngg time, until my dad figured out not only where the reset button was, but how to GET to the darn thing! The machine is very, incredibly good, rather unique, perfect for my home needs, and has an owners manual that’s the pits!
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