Do you need a degree in psychology to decode people’s true nature?
With a rag and a household task at hand, the answer is no. For cleaning can bring out the best of us, the worst, or the smartest, alike.
And fun from the dullest of the chores…
Carbonic and Phosphoric Acids Vs. Dirty Toilet Bowl, Let the Fun Begin
Not so long ago, my former company shipped me abroad for a couple of years. Back then, sharing a flat with a local seemed the best option. So it was that I cohabited in Prague with this fellow, nice fellow, smart like a Geo-data engineer and refreshing fun like a pint of Pilsner. Introvert, too, like many Czechs born and raised under the Communist regime.
Hard to believe, housework helped us to make friends!
During our first chores, I heard him calling from the toilet-room (Czech flats host the porcelain throne in a tiny room separate from the rest of the bathroom) to see if it was white enough. Kneeling in front of the toilet bowl, he was scratching it bare-handed with the kitchen sponge.
Looking horrified, I sentenced the culprit with these exact words, I can still remember them one by one, Trust me, this way, you’ll never find a wife. The poor guy —almost 2-meter high ice hockey player—couldn’t get what he did wrong and had me bursting out laughing at the most innocent, Why? He Santa-Clause joined in; sponge off the bin, friendship on the table.
If his EX-WIFE hadn’t left him for a more “collaborative” mate shortly before, the nice fellow wouldn’t have bonded with me and with detergent-sponge-bowl. But this is another story.
Now, bowl cleaning is usually tedious and no one really wants to do it. Yet, you can turn misery into fun quite easily. All it gets is a bottle of Coke and a dirty bowl—toilet-ring dirty.
First, pour a couple of glasses of warm Coke around the rim of the toilet bowl, leave it at least one hour—overnight if stains are truly tough—then put on gloves and scrub well with a toilet brush, flush and it’s gone! If necessary, clean toilet with coke over and over again till shining.
Other 49 Wacky Uses for Coke You Don’t Need, but Whatever, They’re Fun
Coca-Cola usually works well for the sorts of rings and built-up mineral stains because of its carbonic and phosphoric acids. The same acids make Coke a surrogate household cleaner to remove skunk smell or bloodstains. Coke can also replace pesticide or soothe your pet’s weary paw pads.
Personally, the red can soda is my Saint Patron for hangovers. For less than 50cents a liter, try yourself some of the whopping 50 alternative uses for Coke below!
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