Saturday, 15 September 2007

tease me

Well, a post such as this one may be a very silly thing to write. It's like sticking a "kick me" sign on my own back. But it is an insight into how weird I truly am.

I mopped my first floor today. I have never used a mop before in my life. Ant said he would teach me how to do it! In the past I scrubbed our floors--just as I learned from my mother. Unfortunately (for her and for me) it's back-breaking, hard work. So out we went today and bought a mop and mop bucket (see what exciting lives we lead!). Then Ant enlightened me with his secret mopping recipe: boiling water, bleach, laundry powder and a little squirt of washing-up liquid. Boiling water means that the floor dries faster, he explained. Laundry powder gives a little scrubbing action. He did the first few strokes and then off I went.

On the whole I was very happy with my first mopping experience. The floor did indeed dry very quickly. The whole process was much faster than scrubbing. I think I love my new mop! But don't just take my word for its effectiveness. Judge for yourself. To cement this post as the most tease-worthy one yet, I am including a photo of my newly mopped floor.


OK. Now the ball is in your court. Reveal something as mundane and ludicrous as this, if you can take the teasing.

3 comments:

Jayme said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you and your mother actually scrubbed the floors on your hands and knees! I didn't know there were people who still did that! I don't even own a mop. I have a swiffer wet jet that I'm in love with! Then again, we have hardwood floors and some wierd kind of tile that doesn't like much water, so we can't use a traditional mop.

Kevin & Sonya said...

The Swifer Wet Jet is great for mopping!

Me! said...

I'm gonna have to try the boiling water. I've tried mopping but I don't seem to get enough scrubbing action to get all the gunk up. I think I'll spray some cleaner and then a bit of boiling water and see how it works. You're not the only one. Thanks for the tip!