On Friday, I’d just finished a run on the treadmill, and was guzzling water in the kitchen before heading to the shower, when I saw my parents’ car pull up outside.
There then followed a quick flurry of activity. My parents were here to advise Terry on the ongoing work in the powder room, and I also grabbed the opportunity to get my mum to pin up a new dress that had just arrived (the green version, obviously…) ready for hemming. While this was going on, a delivery man turned up with the new tiles for the bathroom floor, a neighbour appeared to pick up a parcel we’d taken in (and was quickly roped into carrying tiles into the house…), and Rubin lost his mind a couple of times, because there were PEOPLE! IN HIS HOUSE! OMG!
At some point in all of this, I ran upstairs to throw a hoodie over my sports bra, and spotting my sport socks lying on the floor (I’d removed them during the trying-on-of-the-dress), I picked them up to throw them in the laundry hamper.
Now, I know you’re all familiar with laundry hampers, but, purely for the purpose of foreshadowing, ours lives in the bathroom attached to our bedroom, and is a large white basket with a hinged lid on the top, which you raise in order to use it. I raised the lid, threw the socks inside, then headed back downstairs.
A little while later, everyone had gone, and I headed back upstairs to shower. Before I did, I raised the lid on the toilet, and…
… THERE WERE MY SOCKS.
IN THE TOILET.
So, apparently, in my unthinking haste, I’d selected the wrong “large white thing with a lid on the top” in the bathroom. D’OH. Thankfully, I hadn’t flushed it – presumably because I thought it was the laundry basket at the time, and the laundry basket doesn’t HAVE a flush. Even MORE thankfully, I noticed the socks BEFORE attempting to use the toilet for its ACTUAL purpose, because that could’ve been nasty.
My worst random act of stupidity so far, though? I think so.
*I’m happy to report that no socks were found in our blocked drain, so presumably this was the first time I’ve committed this particular random act of stupidity. Hopefully the last, too, but you never really know with me, do you?
In other news: cake!