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Assorted Irregularities

Did you know that Draper Farms organic chicken is so fresh that it arrives in the grocery store, all packaged in cellophane, before it has been thoroughly plucked? Neither did I until I had to spend a half hour cleaning it before I could cook dinner tonight. That half hour wasn’t built into my time table.

Did you know that just because a product says it can be used on glass and windows it doesn’t mean it should be? I now have to clean my house TWICE. I handed Amoeba my bottle of Clorox Green Works glass and surface cleaner and said, “It says it cuts through filmy residue and is safe on glass. Unfortunately ‘safe on glass’ and streak-free are two different things.” Amoeba read the ingredients and tsk-tsked.   I said, “I suppose you’re going to tell me that it says right on there that it will leave streaks?”  He answered, “It sure does. See these words here -” he pointed “-‘coconut-based cleaning agent’. That translates to streaks.” How was I supposed to know that? I don’t speak ‘science’.

Speaking of not speaking science, were you aware that loading the dishwasher, adding soap and locking the door is not enough to make the thing work? No matter how many hours one waits, the dishes will not get clean until one pushes the little button on the front. Who knew?


  1. Yuck, I hate when you have to finish plucking the chicken. It totally blows my illusions about where food comes from.

    We have that same pesky button on our dishwasher too. And on the coffee machine. Dang technology.

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  2. Ugh — I hate to mess with raw chicken.

    I guess self-starting appliances would have a different set of problems. I have put pans on burners and wondered why its ingredients weren’t cooking when I realized I had never turned the burner on. But I guess that’s better than when I put a bag of popcorn on the stove (why, I don’t know), and then turned on the wrong burner, igniting the popcorn.

  3. Ok… I don’t think we have Draper chicken … so nope… I didn’t know. But mostly I only by skinless/boneless… so I’ll probably never know!

    I’m a windex girl… what can I say? I use IT to clean everything!

    The dishwasher… sadly, I DO know that one… I think it rates pretty high on life’s little lessons list… But do you know that you should NEVER EVER EVER EVER use regular dish detergent if you happen to run out of dishwasher detergent??? Yep… I learned that one too! 🙂

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