The Tale of Milk and a Microwave

United States
November 12, 2017 3:32pm CST
This morning I wanted to sleep a little longer. Try as I may, it was not meant to be. I woke at 5:30 and tried to go back to sleep without success. The alarm was set for 6:30 so I had another hour before I had to be up. I got out of bed and headed to the kitchen to make my breakfast. First stop, the coffee maker. Second, make a bowl of oatmeal in the microwave. I took the milk and half and half out of the refrigerator and placed both on the counter. My granddaughter woke early too and came to the kitchen where she lay on the floor with the cat. Both were refusing to get out of my way. I feared that I would step or trip over them. I was still not completely awake and was weary from lack of sleep. Kept asking both to move out of the kitchen. Neither moved. The microwave beeped alerting me that my breakfast was done. I removed the bowl, poured a little milk into it, placed it on opposite counter and proceeded to try to put the gallon carton of milk (almost empty at this point) into the microwave. Took me 2 tries to realize what the heck I was trying to do. Yeah, very blonde moment right there. Moral of the story, don't try to make breakfast when you are half asleep. Your milk may give you a hard time. Have you ever put something in a place where it isn't supposed to go?
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@JolietJake (41608)
12 Nov
"Have you ever put something in a place where it isn't supposed to go?" Yes...and the ex got very upset about it (It was peanut butter in the fridge, I was stoned)
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• United States
12 Nov
thank you for the belly laugh. I needed that.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
Good one!
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@pgntwo (21769)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
12 Nov
Haha! The blank space helped that one...
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@Morleyhunt (16808)
• Canada
12 Nov
The coffee in the fridge....forgot to add water to the coffee maker. You name it...I've messed it up when I've been half asleep.
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@marlina (62595)
• Canada
12 Nov
I did forget to put water in the coffee pot too.
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@Morleyhunt (16808)
• Canada
12 Nov
@marlina I've also added water...put the filter in the basket and neglected to add the coffee grounds. That was so disappointing when I walked into the kitchen to find the carafe full of hot water instead of freshly brewed coffee.
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@marlina (62595)
• Canada
12 Nov
@Morleyhunt A bummer all right.
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@Juliaacv (23340)
• Canada
12 Nov
Yeah, I've tried to put the milk pitcher in the cupboard before. Those early mornings can be so brutal. I hope that your day has improved!
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@Juliaacv (23340)
• Canada
12 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly My battery life seems to get shorter and shorter every year.
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• United States
12 Nov
@Juliaacv we should be issued reserve batteries.
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@Namelesss (1021)
• United States
12 Nov
Haha, nice to know you too are ditz sometimes. :-) My family always look in the freezer when I misplace something. Seems to be my go-to 'what the heck did I do with it' place.
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• United States
12 Nov
My client's son asked me to check the freezer for her dentures because she misplaced them.
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@Namelesss (1021)
• United States
12 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly LOL, gives a whole new meaning to chattering teeth,
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• United States
13 Nov
@Namelesss yes it does!
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@DianneN (59975)
• United States
12 Nov
Not recently, but I know exactly what you are talking about. Lucky me to wake up and have my breakfast and coffee ready for me courtesy of hubs! That man is a saint.
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• United States
12 Nov
Geez, mine can't even make a decent pot of coffee. Our tastes are not the same when it comes to coffee. I like a dark robust coffee, and he likes his a bit weaker.
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@DianneN (59975)
• United States
12 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly We are Mike and Ike and both alike!
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@responsiveme (14463)
• India
13 Nov
Many a time..Usually when I am distracted or in a hurry
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• United States
13 Nov
I get distracted easily at times and put dishes in the wrong cupboard.
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@marlina (62595)
• Canada
12 Nov
Just this morning, I put my portable phone on my piano and completely forgot about it. I ended up looking for it half of the day.
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• United States
13 Nov
One of my clients misplaced her portable phone. Not sure where she had it, but a week later it appeared in her med basket,
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
I'm sometimes looking for something in the pantry and eventually find it in the fridge.
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• United States
13 Nov
I guess it would keep okay, unless it were electronics!
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@Jackalyn (6669)
• Oxford, England
12 Nov
Heh heh...reminds me of when as a child, mum had lost her purse. Panic ensued. Eventually she found it in the bread bin......I guess we all have these moments.
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• United States
12 Nov
I have yet to misplace something like that. I have misplaced keys though. But, the are usually in a spot right in front of my face.
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@LadyDuck (122596)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
I poured milk in the coffee maker, it made a mess.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
12 Nov
I have done things like that, I think everyone has at some point in their life. lol
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• United States
13 Nov
I've done my fair share, but nothing like this one.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
13 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly You have a excuse! You was tired!
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• United States
13 Nov
@Ithink I was half asleep lol! I should have slept longer so I wouldn't have been so tired.
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@BelleStarr (32211)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Nov
lol Yes I have found my coffee cup sitting in the fridge and I wasn't making iced coffee lol
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• United States
13 Nov
That is funny. Too hot to drink?
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@BelleStarr (32211)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly lol Just putting the milk away I think and put the coffee away!! My mind must have been a thousand miles away!! lol
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• United States
13 Nov
@BelleStarr I worry that my husband will find something out of place and threaten to put me in a home. Lol
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
13 Nov
Oh goodness. Yes. I've almost put things where they dont go many times but was awake doing so. Lol just distracted by kids.
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• United States
13 Nov
I was so worried that I would step on Little Miss. I think she was trying to be like our cat. The cat was of course loving the company.
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
13 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly oh of course. lol. Glad you didn't step on either.
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• United States
14 Nov
@Courtlynn it is a challenge some days.
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@Platespinner (18586)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Nov
I've put the iron in the refrigerator, scooped coffee grounds into my mug, scooped both decaf and regular coffee grounds into the same french press....and the list could go on.
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• United States
13 Nov
@Platespinner I am beginning to feel a little better about my goof. Thank you for sharing. The iron in the fridge would cool it off fast though!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly I do silly things like that so often these days, that no one hardly bats an eye anymore. T
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• United States
13 Nov
@Platespinner my husband would think I was losing my mind.
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@JESSY3236 (5066)
• United States
14 Nov
I once used body wash on my hair instead of shampoo. I was half asleep.
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• United States
14 Nov
I've washed my hair twice because I thought I had conditioner.
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@snowy22315 (34473)
• United States
13 Nov
Yes, but not recently!
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• United States
13 Nov
Glad to know I am not alone!
@BarBaraPrz (17603)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Nov
When I was a teen my mom couldn't find the instant coffee. We looked everywhere and finally found it in the fridge. And my gal pal is constantly misplacing things, which I've found for her in unusual places, but can't think of anything specific right now.
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• United States
13 Nov
I am constantly asked to search for client's belongings, today it was curtains and a blue throw. They were hiding in the dark recesses of her closet.
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@Teep11 (6555)
• United States
12 Nov
Reminds me=(Tanikka Paulk) of how much I would love some chocolate milk. Chocolate milk is my favorite. Some do appreciate a cup of warm milk but the chocolate milk will be what I'm willing to drink.
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• United States
13 Nov
Yum!
• United States
12 Nov
Without my coffee I'd done many a thing like that. Most days I'm lucky I get the coffee brewing correctly
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• United States
13 Nov
I often forget to add water or turn the dang thing on.
@Happy2BeMe (70091)
• Canada
12 Nov
I found the milk in the cupboard one day.
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• United States
13 Nov
There was a day and time where it was stored in a cupboard.
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