For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 12, 2016

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 7 years ago

    I stupidly did that once.

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    USN1977  over 7 years ago

    Elizabeth better grab a mop and start cleaning. Only thirteen days until Christmas!

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    tom_wright  over 7 years ago

    It gets MUCH worse than that, Lizzie

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    Linguist  over 7 years ago

    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 !

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    sbwertz  over 7 years ago

    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!

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    eelee  over 7 years ago


    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!

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    Airbender  over 7 years ago

    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.

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    Can't Sleep  over 7 years ago

    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.

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    janisil  over 7 years ago

    Baking Soda is safe alternative if you run out of dishwasher detergent

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    Seed_drill  over 7 years ago

    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.

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    rehelmick2004  over 7 years ago

    That’s funny. They sell “liquid” dishwasher soap.

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    JanLC  over 7 years ago

    I use the pods. No mess, no fuss, no suds all over the place.

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    sjsczurek  over 7 years ago

    My Dad (R.I.P.) did that once. I had to clean up the mess.

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    Sugie63  over 7 years ago

    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.

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    Hookoa  over 7 years ago

    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!

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    Hookoa  over 7 years ago

    Kalakaua Ave was pretty much stopped in its tracks till the Fire Dept showed up and sprayed something on the wall of suds.

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    Hookoa  over 7 years ago

    I was hanging with a couple of guys from Oz. Crazy people come from Down Under!!!

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 7 years ago

    I managed to avoid doing that.

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    hg6it21  over 7 years ago

    Kids are a lot of fun. Even when you’re cleaning up after them.

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    hippogriff  over 7 years ago


    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.

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    lunatic03867  over 7 years ago

    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!

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    kodj kodjin  over 7 years ago

    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!

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 7 years ago

    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!

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    luckylouie  over 7 years ago

    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!

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  25. Cathy aack Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Like Moms usually are…..

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    Keep on keepin' on  over 7 years ago

    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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