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    Default The saga of the new Toilet Ring and Lid

    It started yesterday morning. The hinge on the ring for the toilet broke.

    M: I'm going to the home center to get a new toilet seat and lid.
    S: OK. Get a new one for the other bathroom too.
    M: OK

    I return and I'm starting to install and I hear from the other room

    S: After you get the seat off, let me clean

    She cleans

    OK, I'm done.

    M: I'll do the other one tomorrow.
    S: Mrmff. Yeah right.

    Next day, she is working outside in the garden.

    I remove the old, clean and install the new.

    Now at dinner it goes like this
    S: Did you clean?
    M: Yes [And I'm just waiting because guys never clean properly besides I'm an engineer. ]
    S: WHAT DID YOU USE?
    M: Rich's magic cleaning solution
    S: WHAT IS THAT
    M: Blue Windex but a generic brand
    I have her attention now
    S: I don't have any blue Windex
    M: I know. I went out to the UTE and got mine.
    S: I have Windex here under the sink. [Showing me the bottle. ]
    M: It's yellow
    What ensued was a 5 minute lesson about how to read labels. To each lesson I replied "It's yellow, I was looking for blue."

    So now she isn't speaking to me. It will be a pleasant evening and I'll flavor a few ice cubes.

    The new ring and lid is installed on both toilets.

    I am happy.
    Rich

    When SWMBO said "I won't cook in metric."
    The metric system died in the US.

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    I'm with you. Window stuff is blue. Yellow could be anything. You had a choice - look at the labels on everything under the sink, on the chance that something there is window stuff, or go to the ute, knowing exactly where you'll find window stuff that's the right colour.
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    I agree. If Windex is yellow it is clearly past it's 'Use By' date.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCArcher View Post
    I agree. If Windex is yellow it is clearly past it's 'Use By' date.
    Either that or somebody went pee in the bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrich View Post
    Either that or somebody went pee in the bottle.
    Sadly it seems she may very well have you by the short and curly bits on this one
    Disinfectant Cleaner Multi-Surface – Windex(R) – SC Johnson

    The yellow stuff is the multi-surface germ killing variety for use with toilets etc .....


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    She did say clean, not hygenically purified...

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    Talking of toilet cleaners...
    I used to work with a bloke whose nickname was Draino...clean around the bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
    Talking of toilet cleaners...
    I used to work with a bloke whose nickname was Draino...clean around the bend.
    I used to have a bloke who worked for me with a nickname of taillight, when asked why I gave him that nickname,
    my reply, cos you're not bright enough for a brake light!!!!!
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    Yellow spray seems a bit silly for a toilet cleaner. If you miss a bit....

    Well, it will look like you've missed a bit

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