Yikes and yucks: it's the green bean invading theeng!!!
April 11, 2018 12:37pm CST
I think I need to wash the dishes more often... This isn't some alien creature, it's what happens when you cook a can of French beans and then leave the leftovers in the saucepan for a few days. I blame it on ereaders. When I had my Nook, I would listen to radio shows and podcasts while regularly washing up and it made the chore bearable. But then the Nook finally died after four years of prolific service and I replaced it with a Fire. It's brilliant but it doesn't have anything like the same volume without headphones and I can't wear those around the kitchen with it so I put off doing the dishes. And then this happened. It's like something out of H G Wells. I did manage to get all of this out of the pan and it went into the compost where it could at least do some good. POSTSCRIPT: just after this happened, two of the three local shops that sold tinned green bins suddenly ceased stocking them. Is this why? Has putting off a chore led to disastrous consequences for you? What job do you especially put off? And can you see an image within the mould? (If so, then maybe I should have kept it and opened the kitchen as a tourist attraction).
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I know that I have had some similar happenings when I have forgotten some leftovers in the fridge and forgot about it. I am one that hates a sink with anything in it and so I have at least one good habit which is doing the dishes after every meal or for sure before I get into bet.
• United States
Yes, I do believe that your leaving that pan to sit for far too long is the reason there are no more tinned green beans on the shelves. With me, it is dust on surfaces that are way up high and cannot be reached without my climbing on a chair. I have learned my lesson due to being shocked at the height of the dust layer on top of the high shelf that sits atop my husband's desk. There is no dust on that stuff that is way up high in my house now.
• Bournemouth, England
The saucepan was under a plate and the heat helped to bring it along. It was quite a shock when I uncovered it. Sideways on it's a bit like a cross between a koala and some sort of bird so maybe it did deserve to live.Too late.
• Tripoli, Lebanon
@asfarasiknow Strange too that tins of the product have been removed from the shelves of certain former stockists... Perhaps the creatures' intentions have been met, said store staff are now no longer human but a somewhat bold mold in humanoid form... I really need to stop watching the odd Doctor Who episode...
• Aurora, Missouri
Hmmm... it does look like a bird's head and leading parts of it's wings, Nick... I'm not sure if that would be enough to attract tourists, though... especially if the green beans were starting to have an odor along with the mold. It's probably still growing and evolving out in your compost heap... hopefully you've turned that a time or two to help it evolve faster.
• Aurora, Missouri
@asfarasiknow OMG! I'd never heard of anything like a 'fatberg' before... That's just gross! (I also didn't realize anyone was stupid enough to flush sanitizer wipes! Manufacturers of sanitizing wipes list not to flush them. Don't people even bother to read what they use?) I looked that up and was amazed people put oil and grease down their drains... Why don't people realize that can clog their home drains even faster than it can block the sewer mains? (People can confuse the crap out of me!)
I'm diligent when it comes to washing dishes. My issues come with trying to clean up clutter in my office space. I tend to write a lot of reminder notes which over time accumulate. I probably should write myself a note to clean up all those reminder notes
• Bournemouth, England
Have you ever noticed how TV and films love to portray business people as having desks with very little on them? Someone goes for an interview or detectives question a boss who sits there with nothing in front of them. That's not how offices work - well, not with me, anyway.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I don't buy tinned beans, and your picture would be a good reason not to again. Yuck is right! I wasn't certain what to make of your picture, didn't know if it was something edible, or ... I'm sure the compost heap will benefit from it.
The one job I absolutely hate to do and will put it off for years is cleaning the refrigerator. You think your pan looks bad! I had to clean my fridge when I moved out of my old apartment and potato salad that was in there for 3 years had turned completely to mouldy dust, among many other things in there. What a disgusting chore! I will never let my fridge get that bad again!
• Midland, Michigan
We are dealing with fruit flies even though no more fruit is in evidence. I've been throwing trash away as we go, bleaching out the sink more often and cleaning off plates and things while waiting for the dishwasher to be emptied. I think your present although gross was much easier to deal with. And once taken care of that all it was. I need to remember next summer before it gets hot to be more proactive to maintain things so they don't take hold
• Corsham, England
I'm constantly turning out mouldy stuff from my fridge. It's my granddaughter's fault. She will beg me to buy something, eat it once and then the rest drifts to the back until I decide to turn it out. I have heard that mould on bread though is not bad for you and has medicinal benefits. Probably just an old wives tale though.