Thursday, July 10, 2008

I set the toilet on fire!

This happened a while back but I thought I would just let everyone know the extent of my goofiness...

And no, I didn't have extra hot peppers with dinner!! I really did set the toilet on fire, like shooting flames, singed hair. But you say, "Woody, the toilet is full of water. How in the HELL did you set it on fire???" Well, it was really pretty easy.......

I was cleaning the bathroom and I sprayed some cleaner in the toilet. Then I turned to clean the sink and counter. There were many things sitting on the counter so I closed the toilet lid and placed the things there while wiping down the counter. I replaced the things and proceeded to clean the tub.

That's when the thought struck. I think I'll light a candle. The scent from the candle with help cover the 'cleaner' smell. So I struck a match, lit the candle, and lifted the toilet lid to throw in the burning match. And, KABOOOOM!! Flames shoot out - burning off most of the hair on my arm and singing my eyebrow!

You guessed it, toilet cleaners have fumes and those fumes build up when the lid is closed and those fumes are flammable. On the plus side, it is doubtful that there is any live bacteria in there now!!

13 comments:

Philly said...

"Match in the gas tank, boom boom"

Quote from Gilbert Grape

#1

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Lori, this is hilarious.
I would have never known, I buy the toilet scrubbers that you put on cleaning device then throw it away when done.
I now have even more reason to justify my laziness.

Big Hair Envy said...

Note to Self:
1. Do NOT let Lori clean the bathroom when she visits. Even if she insists.
2. Install fire extinguisher in bathroom.

Corinne said...

That's hilarious! I'm making a mental note not to ever do that. LOL.

Keeper Of All Things said...

That is pee my pants funny!!!!

Keeper Of All Things said...

Oh and now that I think about it .....It sounds like the perfect way to clean Bud Mans bathroom
but I think I might need a bigger Boom Boom
Big Hair Envy.....I'll let anyone willing to clean my bathrooms
LOL

Desert Survivor said...

What a great story! And your title is fantastic.

Lori said...

#1 - I don't think I've ever seen Gilbert Grape??

PP - This is why I switched!

Big Hair - I get out of a lot of work by doing stuff like this...

Corinne - Maybe I should make some of those for myself!!

Keeper - Just be sure to jump back REAL fast. Oh, and don't wear any hair spray!!

Desert - Thanks! I'll do anything to entertain you guys:-)

thevinylvillage said...

OMG! That is hilarious!! LOL!!

And informative...oddly enough I just put cleaner in mine a half hour or so ago...you might have just saved me from blowing my eyebrows off.
Thanks!

Lori said...

VV - Glad to be of service!!

Jay said...

ROFL!! Way to clean a toilet!! However, I don't think I'll be trying it any time soon!

Lori, you MUST see Gilbert Grape. Or to be more accurate 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'. It's delightful, and very funny, and it has that Depp guy in it. Leo diCaprio didn't do so badly, either!

JD at I Do Things said...

Since no one was hurt, let me say that your toilet experience was truly awesome. Who knew stuff like that happens?! I'm sooo tempted to try it . . . I have all the ingredients . . . Dare me?

JD at I Do Things

Lori said...

Jay - I'll have to rent it ASAP!

JD - Proceed at your own risk!?!