Feb 282008

As much as I don’t want to admit it, I can say and do stupid things. This past weekend I definitely had one of those moments. I had been cooking and my floors had gotten pretty dirty. My Mom always told me that if you want to get your floors really clean you have get on your hands and knees to do it. She also swears by the cleaning product, Ammonia. Well I thought I was going to be very clever and add Clorox (so my floors would be really white too!) to my Ammonia concoction with boiling water.
I did not realize this actually creates a toxic mess. Upon telling people what I had done it definitely made me feel like a giant idiot. I guess, I was one of the few people who did not get this memo, that mixing the two is not a wise thing to do. If there is anyone else out there like me, note to self not a good idea mixing Ammonia and Clorox with boiling water. Oh, yes I did not mention I had a runny nose, irritated eyes, sneezing, headache, and cough for the next 36 hours. F.Y.I. I called Poison control and they were very nice and helpful.

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