Because Pink Mashed Potato is Always Better Than White Mashed Potato.

Last night it was just Mum, Dad & I about to eat dinner together - something that rarely happens around here anymore. We were all set and ready to go, when Dad's work phone rang so he scuttled off to answer it (crazy man). Because Mum & I are polite, we sat down quietly at the table and waited for him to come back . . .

No, actually, I'm lying. We didn't. Since the average time of a work phone call is undetermined and unknown, we decided to just eat without him. He understands these things. And we were hungry. 'Nuff said.

Before I go on with this riveting (!) anecdote, let me rewind a little to Sunday, where I was excited to find no-sugar Creaming Soda on special at the shops. (As you can tell, I don't get out much. But it was only 80c for the bottle!) Since I'm trying to be good, the diet soft drink/soda really struck a chord with me, and I'd been waiting to open it up ever since we got home. Now fast forward to last night, where I decided to break it open for dinner.

The bottle had been sitting on the table. It hadn't been knocked over. It hadn't been shaken. It looked fairly innocent. But being skeptical of fizzy drinks, I still opened up the lid really slowly, just in case things got a little bubbly. Mum was sitting in front of me. Creaming Soda is red.

Do you see where this story is going yet?

Everything that happened next took place in slow motion. (Or at least, that's what I see in my head every time I replay the event and pee a little in my pants.)

As I slowly opened the bottle lid, there were no bubbles in sight. Of course, now that the danger was over, I could quickly twist the cap off and get on with the drinking of the red fizzy goodness. Er, wrong. For some reason, at the last turn of the cap, the bottle started spraying Creaming Soda EVERYWHERE.

My reaction? A strangled "Argh!". A frantic twisting of the cap back on. And the pointing of the bottle away from me. Towards Mum. And her mashed potatoes.

[Excuse me for a minute, seeing the slow motion version in my head is still making me break out into giggles a whole twelve hours later.]

The spraying assault eventually stopped, and the first thing Mum did was grab her piece of grilled chicken and gingerly shake the droplets off. And then glare at me as I laughed. Hysterically. Because her mashed potatoes? They were pink. And her chicken? It was dripping. (As was she.)

As for her pyjamas? Let's just be thankful they were pink to start with.


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31 comments:

Noelle said...

Many of my kitchen supplies are permanently dyed pink after the great red velvet cake disaster of '05. I think I'm going to try some pink potatoes tonight.

Kristabella said...

That's straight out of a paper towel TV commercial. Minus your Mom being not so pleased.

My mom gets mad too when I laugh at her when things like that happen. She still brings up the time she fell off the curb in a parking lot and I fell over laughing, well before asking her if she was OK.

Julie said...

LOL!

That is so funny.
I have really started to just laugh at myself when things like that happen, because seriously, what can you do??

:)

velocibadgergirl said...

My mom used to buy red cream soda in THREE LITER BOTTLES back in the day. This particular brand, it ALWAYS exploded. She learned this the hard way one day, when she opened one at the kitchen table, spraying the ceiling, the wall, the assembled children, and the front of the refrigerator. From that day forward, she always opened Vess brand cream soda bottles in the bathtub with a dishtowel over the top. Some of the papers on the fridge were important, so for years following, we had pink-spotted memos on the door. :D

~Kathryn~ said...

the chicken was dripping
mother was dripping
and i don't think i glared - i think i was peeing myself laughing too !!!
that potato did look awfully funny with the pink bits around the edge LOL and at least i rescued the chicken
LOL
oh dear now i'm laughing again

and Kristabella's comment made me laugh - you know that add - the one that always makes me say - "no mother would let that happen" in my grumbly voice

thanks for pointing it AWAY from you (and AT ME !!!)
love ya

Siany said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA You'll have to bookmark this one one for when you need a bit of a laugh!! Classic!!

angela said...

That will teach your dad to go off and take a phone call during dinner, missing out on all the action.

Katie said...

Oh My God!
This is freaky!
I went shopping yesterday and saw sugarless creaming soda on special, so I bought a bottle. Later that night, Phill opened it, not expecting a reaction, but it fizzed up everywhere, all over him and the kitchen sink!

Omg! We had the same experience!
I think there is something wrong with the sugarless creaming soda! lol

Julz* said...

lol and here I was thinking you'd been creative and put pink food dye into your mash potatoes. hahahaha

nope, ^^that, was much better :P

grungedandy said...

LoL I love moments like these, when we have them it hard to keep a dry eye in our house! once either me or my mum start to laugh thats it we are both gone for a good 10 mins!

There is almost nothing that a good laugh can't cure!

*G*

Lia said...

Yeah, it always says on champagne bottles "Point away from self when opening."

Laurel said...

Hehe! You and I should totally have drinks / dinner sometime. It would be a race to see who becomes the clutziest the fastest!

Audrey said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! So, tell me -- what do fizzy mashed potatoes taste like?

Christine said...

Omigod! I'm sorry but that is too funny! Your mom's reaction makes it even more so. lol. BTW, I'm loving the new blog design! :) Of course, took me a while to come around and find you...

~Mum~ said...

I'm glad your blog round up brought me back here - i am still giggling reading it

güzel sözler said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! So, tell me — what do fizzy mashed potatoes taste like?

radyo dinle said...

That will teach your dad to go off and take a phone call during dinner, missing out on all the action.

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