Shink Shining

Congrats, Melinda!           What??    What for??          For starting out confusing us with once again with made-up words!        Oh, that.      Well, I do dearly love my alliteration, ya know.          We know, we know!!         Since I wanted to talk about shining the sink, sink had to become shink.      (I beg the pardon of all those who don’t speak alliteration.)

slob, humor, sink

The shink, uh, sink.

Anyway, I’ve been rethinking the whole sink shining thing, from Fly Lady.    I’ve been adamantly opposed to her methods.      Firstly, cuz I was lazy.     Fully dressed down to shoes and make-up ain’t happenin’, as I have clearly stated previously.       Secondly, I don’t wear make-up, almost EVER!!, and no shoes in the house, so, I literally CAN’T do her method!   (Not that I’m morally opposed to shoes in the house, I just don’t wear ’em.    I do NOT make my guests take theirs off and put on slippers!)      

slob, humor, barefeet

Toes, and shoes. Freedom! (At SF’s house. I don’t dare have wires like that out in the open!)

But lately, I’ve been wondering if her sink shining thing might, just maybe, have some merit.

Why’s that??          Well, you know the problem with roaches that I have.      

 

Yes, yes I do.     And I’ve noticed that they seem to LOVE to treat the shink, er excuse me, the sink, as their maternity ward.        Oooooh, okkkkay.        And exactly how does that relate to shining it?        Well, I wondered if I shine it, so that it’s dry all night, if that would slow down the birth rate, or maybe alter the location??

Hmmm, well seems to me the only way you’re gonna find out, is by trying it.

What??       You mean I should actually TRY it??          Uh, duh!       How else are ya gonna find out the answer to your question??          {stammers}     Well, I just really, um, kinda thought it was more rhetorical, really.

So, okay.     I dried out 1 side, so that the other, wet side could be the control.     Ya know, like a real scientific experiment, and all!!

slob, humor, dry sink

Dry as a bone.

And lo, and behold, when I got up in the middle of the night, the wet side was crawling with baby roaches, as usual.      And the dry side??       Wait for it!!            The dry side only had 1 roach in it!!    

I was amazed!!           So, what did we learn??            Well, that drying the sink would be worth it!         (But, I still won’t do it every night, I’m sure.        By bed time, I’m usually bushed!!        And just remember- Slob IN Recovery- not Recovered!  Yet!)

Summary:   Experiment was successful.      Follow thru is essential.

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8 thoughts on “Shink Shining

  1. Lucy
    Loved to read about your experiments with roaches. I am not sure how but roaches seem to thrive in hot weather. The weather here and in Florida must be the same, all year round we have roaches except during the depth of winter when they delve into oblivion and go looking for greener pastures, I presume.
    Susie

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  2. There are many things I miss about life in North America but roaches ain’t one of ’em! Or 3000 plus of ’em when infested! I remember when we used to use those delightful little boxes full of sticky called Roach Hotels. Much as I hated roaches, I didn’t feel comfortable enticing them into glue with bait and then knowing they were dying slowly. Seemed cruel to me. I REALLY feel for you living with them. They are horrible things. Yuk. They used to jump on me when I opened the kitchen cupboards and it took me years when I got back to the UK to break the habit of opening cupboards and then jumping back.

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  3. I love that you did an actual science experiment for this with a control and experimental group. I would have loved to see the pics (well, maybe not). Dr. Kiddo convinced John to start recording his blood sugar with the same line – Dad, do it as a science experiment. How can you say no to science?!?

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