Monday, May 3, 2010

A Surprise in The Dryer

This morning I opened the dryer to get out another load of clothes to fold upon my kitchen table which I have come to believe will never be without folded laundry for the rest of my life.

And while I was taking the clothes out, I noticed a glob of something inside.
It looked brown.
My immediate reaction was that it must be poop.

I know how unreasonable a thought that is because there is no way poop would stay in a perfect glob through a hot dryer cycle.
So sorry to be saying poop so many times this early in the morning. 
But, I have post traumatic stress disorder from such discoveries of brown looking globs in my past.
Not in the dryer...
but specifically by my dog in the baby's room this last week where I gagged for a good five minutes after discovering it, cursed Hottie Husband for not being home, then finally summoned the courage to do the clean up duty.

In any event,
I looked a little closer.
The odor was not unpleasant.

I touched it.
The texture was distinct and the scent was one from my childhood.

One swipe with a paper towel and 

my dryer was clean again.

Now, for folding the laundry.
I thought for sure there would be gum all over the clothes.
A day's worth of work.
But No.
I am loved.
There was not one spot of gum on anything.
And no wrapper anywhere!
A mystery.

How did a giant gob of grape gum get in my dryer without it being in a wrapper in someone's pocket?

I need Nancy Drew or Scooby Doo

or Nate the Great!


House Queen said...

You got a lucky break for sure! That is a wild discovery! It could have been a very STICKY situation for ya! Hope your Monday is fabulous!!!

Christy said...

at least it wasn't poop!

Love and Maple Syrup said...

When they find out what brand of gum that was, please let us know! ;)

2 Moms of a Feather...Stick Together said...

What a nice surprise...
It was sure nice that it came right out.
I have had crayons go through the dryer...
and chapstick...
Ummm...can't think of anymore lately.
I don't clean out my family pockets...
Love ya,
Mommy 2
P.S. Things things we "have to" do as Mom's!

Kendra said...

Phew! I hate those surprise discoveries in the laundry, the other day I found a polly pocket shirt (be very thankful you have boys!) and was grateful it hadn't melted in the dryer!

beka said...

Bwhahahaa! A grape. Hate it when gross things are actually something normal.
And p.s.: Looked to your sidebar when you said you cursed Hottie Husband for not being have a hot husband.
Just had to say it. ;)

partialemptynester said...

OMGoodness! Lucky, lucky you!!! My daughter has always had an addiction to gum and more than once it has ended up in the dryer...ruining one of her big brother's FAVORITE shirts...he almost didn't forgive her until one of his pens found its way out of his pocket in the dryer and ruined one of her articles of clothing...she really gave him grief, but later confessed it really wasn't one of her fav articles of clothing...aww, the joys of motherhood, too fun!!!!

Cindy said...

Wow! You got SOOO lucky! And yes, it totally looks like poop, lol.

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are so funny. Where was that honey of your when you had to clean up that mess??? So glad you didn't ruin anything!

Hattie said...

Glad to hear that it wasn't poop and that it wasn't on anything else. I think the worst I ever had (besides poop) was a crayon. It was on everything!!! UGH!

Brigetta's Mom said...

Lucky You on this one, or the gummed up clothes would have had to go to the cleaners:-)