I hate being told only a few hours before that guests want to come over and visit. Not only do I need at least a couple of hours to clean up my whole house, but I also go into panic mode and make bad cleaning choices. This was one of them.
I had about 30 minutes left to clean the bathroom before a couple of our friends were coming over to “spontaneously” visit, and I was a mess. I had quickly hid all of our junk in closets that I prayed would never be opened, and stuffed more things away in drawers that were too full to ever be opened again. The last thing I needed to clean was the bathroom.
A little scrub here, and a little scrub there, and I should have been done with at least ten minutes to spare. But then I saw my dreaded sink. The thing I hate about my sink is that the faucets are the type that get mildew stuck underneath the sides, and is clearly visible, but basically impossible to remove. (Especially in ten minutes.) I didn’t know what to do. If I had the time, I would have manually removed the faucets, cleaned up the mildew, and returned the faucets back where they belonged. But who has time for that?! No one. So I made the quick decision to cover it up.
I went to my office, and found white masking tape which sort of matched my white faucets, and at the time, seemed like the perfect solution to my problem! I’d just cover up the mildew! So I grabbed the tape, cut up little pieces, and covered up the mildew stains around my faucets. I thought it was perfect, and was not noticeable at all. I was wrong.
As soon as my friend walked out of our bathroom after using it, I see her holding a piece of the white tape in her hand. “Um… this came off and stuck to my hand when I turned the faucet. I wasn’t sure if it belonged there or not,” she said. I was mortified. Not only did everyone discover my sad attempt to cover up my unclean faucet, but they also discovered that I was apparently too lazy to actually clean it instead.
The lesson here is, clean your faucets regularly so you don’t run into panic mode. (Or at least next time, try duct tape.)