I smiled at the foam, which the Windex window cleaner made on the window. I giggled as I made a smiley face in the foam.
Reaching for the roll of paper towels at my feet, I tore a piece off. Carefully, I wiped away the foam and began cleaning the window. This was one of my designated chores for the day and it was taking a while.
Soon, however, the job was done. I placed the window cleaner back where it belonged in the cabinet under the kitchen sink, alongside the other spray bottles holding other substances. Skipping away, I went outside to play.
A few days later, Mom asked me to wash and cut some strawberries for dinner. I love strawberries, so I quickly hopped to the job. I opened the container and gently poured the sweet smelling strawberries into the bowl for washing. Yum! I thought. They were the perfect color red and fully ripe. My mouth started to water.
Bending down to the cabinet under the kitchen sink, I grabbed the bottle of fruit wash and generously sprayed the strawberries. With my other hand I turned on the water to fill up the bowl. Grinning at the amount of bubbles rising in the bowl, I thought that I must have used a tad bit too much of the fruit wash. It was only then that I realized the strange smell. It smelled a lot like...
I quickly turned to see what bottle my other hand was holding. To my extreme horror I found that I had sprayed the strawberries with the Windex window cleaner! I called to Mom and she and Dad came over to inspect the strawberries. They pronounced them not fit to be eaten.
Mournfully, I poured out the water and dumped my precious, window cleaner washed strawberries in the trash. I wanted to cry, but later I realized how funny the whole incident was! To this day, I still laugh over the “Windex washed strawberries!” Let me tell you that I always double check what bottle I am using before I wash strawberries!