Tuesday, February 24, 2009

At least I can laugh about it now!


Something funny and awful: 

Kyle gets to bring home a lot of neat things from his work.   We get free laundry detergent, shampoo, makeup remover, lotion, bubble bath, dish soap--you get the idea.  So, the other day he brought home 3 little bottles of scented oil--meant for baths, massages, whatever.  Lemon, lavender, and peppermint--nice, huh?  Well, I was on my way to take a relaxing bath with my good book and thought that maybe I'd try some nice peppermint scent to rejuvenate my senses or smell good or whatever the point is.   You're supposed to put like, 2-3 drops into a full bathtub and that is plenty.  Unfortunately, the instructions on the bottles are in Japanese and I didn't think to ask Kyle, because what could it possibly matter?  I didn't smell anything until I put like 15 teeny little drops in.  I settled in to enjoy my book in the warm water until I noticed that I was uncomfortable.  Like...it wasn't warm enough, maybe?  I put the water to a super hot temperature and realized that I was FREEZING COLD.  Then it became unbearable.  You know how when you eat something pepperminty, your tongue gets that pleasant cold sensation?  Well that was happening all over my body and it was decidedly NOT pleasant.  I freaked out and tried to rinse off in the shower but it would NOT go away (the whole oil not mixing in water thing, whoops) and it was like having freezing cold water hit me from all sides and every angle.  IT WAS EXCRUCIATING.  I put on two bathrobes and ran out to Kyle in the living room.  He had a hard time not laughing, I think--I was dripping wet, hysterical, and miserable.  Unfortunately, there was nothing that could help!  I dried off the best I could, piled on some ineffective blankets, and waited it out.  Our house (and I) reeked of peppermint, even with all the windows open all day.  It was not cool. 

Today when I took a bath, I used 1 drop of lavender.  Couldn't smell a thing--and I definitely prefer it that way.  I think I'll throw away the peppermint.  The scent totally gags me out now.

7 comments:

The Mom said...

Oh, don't throw it away! I'll take it! I love peppermint! And I promise to not put 15 in!

Janssen said...

That is hilariously awful. Who would have guessed?!

(Thanks for your comment!)

Katy said...

This continues to be the funniest thing to have ever happened to you in real life.

Nancy said...

Shame on Kyle for laughing in the midst of an emergency!

Julie! said...

You know, I always wondered if peppermint would feel that way on your skin instead of just on your tongue. Now I know the answer.

And I didn't even have to carry out the experiment myself. Score one for accidental science!

karenanderson said...

No way! Who would have known. When I started reading I thought that you were going to get out and be pink all over or something like that!!

Hannah said...

Hahahahahahaha! That's pretty funny...and it sounds really painful, too...