Monday, January 19, 2009
Here is the culprit. My automatic hand soap dispenser. I've had the myriad of "pump" hand soap dispensers that you throw away when you are done with them. But since my kitchen is mostly stainless I wanted something that blended rather than stuck out. So I searched my favorite go-to website for shopping and that is Amazon. I peruse the many different products to see which I like best and mostly I go over the reviews. I don't want a lemon product, you know.
So there was some discussion about this product. Works well, doesn't work well. Dispenses too much soap. Hard to coordinate the timing. Blah, blah, blah. But I took in all that I read. More importantly there were many reviews and overall, it had a high rating. Done. I am getting it.
I read the instructions, gotta do this, gotta do that. Special syringe to suck out air in system....(deep sigh, what did I get myself into here?) Got it set up. Soap came out. Wheeeeeee. It works.
Yes, some times it gave a little more soap than I needed. But I took it as God's way of telling me that I needed the extra soap. Afterall they say we don't clean out hands enough, right? Sometimes I'd wave my hand under and nothing happened. Ok, it worked the second or third time. So I think it's a pretty good product. I've had it for a few months and no real problems. I like it. Until yesterday.....
I was running around in the house 'doing stuff'. I came back into the dining room (next to the kitchen of course) and I hear ....Rrrrrrrrr, Rrrrrrrrr.
What was that noise? (earing perking like a dog toward strange noise) Wait a minute that noise sounded familiar. Waiting......
I look into the kitchen and I see this.
AND a whole sink FULL OF SOAP!!!
The sponge I had hanging on the faucet was 'tricking' my hand soap dispenser and it was emptying into my sink like every 5 seconds for at least an hour!!!!
My kitchen gets a lot of sunlight. I was cleaning and you see the big flat 'sponge' that I wanted to hang up to dry. Little did I know that it was going to INTERFERE with my automatic hand soap. GEEZZZ.
Yup, the soap dispenser was empty. Sigh.
Do you have GEEZ moments?