Fighting With The Tub , It Was The Tub Or Me

Introduction

Have you ever thought, that something in your house takes on an identity of its own? It becomes a person, not a thing and nobody matter what you do it just never seems to listen and always defies what you ask? Silly as it may sound , my tub and me found a new found friendship after our ordeal.

On A Mission

Cleaning day had come once again , vacuuming, dusting , cleaning floors and bathroooms is once a week occurrence and sometimes more often in our home. Having two adults that are OCD can be quite complicated. If you have watched Desperate Housewives , I am Bri not her character persay, as my personal life is not that unusual, but cleanliness that is me. It was a day like no other and I had cleaned the Master Bathtub many times before, but on this day who would have known it was going to turn into a battle between me and the tub. Being only five-foot-five and 120lbs , I gathered the cleaning supplies, one rag, comet and clorox clean-up to add sparkle. I approached the tub prepared and ready to clean its insides and lovingly disinfect and wipe its outer portions but it just wouldn't have it. I bent over , carefully shaking the comet from its can, and suddenly without warning the bathroom rug sent me flying onto the edge of the tub! Comet flew everywhere ,walls floors,tile were covered in a white bleach matter. "Sh^&!" , I screamed out in anger. Now I have to clean everything I had just finished. I got up ribs bruised,boobs in pain and, smacked the tub! When I smacked the tub,it smacked me back and I fell again to the floor. "Ouch!" , I yelled and in excruciating pain, now it had sprained my wrist. I was determined to get this tub clean. I again got up and this time, I kneeled and reached to turn on the faucet, that is attached to the bath wall, We all know you must add water with comet or you defeat the purpose. As I was leaning over I realized the drain was plugged, I turned it to the left , water still flowing and turn it to the right , water still flowing , it wasn't going to budge. I turned off the faucet , wrist still throbbing and said to myself ,"Lefty Loosey,Righty Tighty," "Why is this plug not opening?" I was getting more upset by the minute. What was supposed to be a five minute ordeal was turning into a half hour cleaning. "Oh Mr. Tub", I said out loud , " I need to get you done , as there is so much more to do," "please let your plug come undone." Interesting enough , lefty loosey and it came unplugged. As I leaned into the tub, to clean its large insides I realized that I could not reach to the other side of the tub. Normally I would have leaned across and placed my right hand on the wall, but my lower back was stiff and in pain from falling twice on Mr. Tub this appeared highly impossible. I of course did not want to step inside its large insides as I did not want watered down comet on my feet, and it already had attacked me twice, so with my luck they say "The third time is a charm." I decided to step up and get on top of the tub sit down with my body facing west and spread eagle the tub facing the faucet.Needless to say I did not realize that the back side of the tub was wet, my entire rear-end went sliding into Mr. Tub , butt first and my legs were flailing in the air, my head barely missing the edge of Mr.tubs backside. I was now emerged in water and comet and the drain that I had unplugged , had miraculously plugged again. I sat up drenched from head to toe and decided that if Mr.Tub did not want a cleaning I was going to sit in it and do it anyway! Bruised ribs, boobs in pain, sprained wrist, stiff back, soaked from head to toe, mission accomplished. As I bent over and unplugged the drain. Mr. Tub did not complain he knew I had won even if I did have a few bumps and bruises.

Mr.Tub and I now have a new found friendship, plug , unplug, rub-a-dub-dub all done in five minutes. Soaking in him is even better, but after this ordeal I hope that you think twice about the large Mr.Tub.

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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Fun piece. Thanks for the laugh. This is the exact reason I remover everything off the floor and out of the vicinity I am cleaning. This is one fight I'd not want to be a part of! LOL.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Frieda, It was insane and I am telling you the tub and I battled!!!!LOLOLOLOL :)


TheSandman 7 years ago

Very funny I'm still LMAO and by the way I am also a OCD type.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Sandman: I am so happy that you enjoyed!!!!:)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

This was a fun hub. You had me laughing as I was with you trying to clean every inch of that darn tub. We generally use our shower stall so our large tub contains the kitty litter. Best place we could think of to put it and have it be out of the way.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Peggy: It can be a pain in the batooty can't it?? We all wanted them, have to have them and they choose to become their own personality...lolololol:)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Now I know why I have my daughter clean my tub! I could see you falling in that tub the 3rd time. I hated to laugh, but could not help it. LOL, I could see myself doing the same. :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

k@ri: It is definitely o.k. after the aftermath of it, and looking back I do have to say it was hilarious, I was so mad that I did smack the tub. Like it was its fault. lolololol :)


jjrubio 7 years ago

thats so funny.....I was cleaning my bathtub today too so I know exactly what you mean....


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

What a painful moment and a hilarious to boot!!! I beat it and was so happy.:)


jjrubio 7 years ago

My hubby is finally off the computer...went in the bedroom to listen to his Banda el Recodo....Ooompa Ooompa...sounds like German music with spanish words...I love it but today I am not in the mood....So I am happy off to the room he went...HUBPAGES I AM BACK for now...:P


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

AE! I feel bad for ya but when you're not lookin' I'm laughin.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

GT: I know it wasn't funny then, but looking back it is hilarious!!!! After cleaning house again today, I took a look a Mr. Tub and said " Just wanted to let you know, I am writing about you today, so you had better be on your best behavior." Mr. Tub of course was. lololololololol :) Your naughty you didn't really feel bad, you were laughing the entire time....lolololol *wink*


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jj: I know you are there...:)


jjrubio 7 years ago

yes I am here AE....=)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mmmmmm... interesting we need to get some chocolates and champagne and indulge in a long conversation....:)


jjrubio 7 years ago

yeah... I just wish my darn arm didn't itch so much..it swelled up again like when it originally stung me..and its been a week....itchyyyyy


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

It is mildly irritated, try to keep it dry , are you sure the stinger is out?????:)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Hahahaha oh you are a little cup-cake.Hahaah I can't stop laughing as I am imagining you doing this in that outfit on CW Naked Hubber 's page.Oh dear Lord between you and me can you imagine a Spring Clean.Impossibe. Too many distractions lol.


Iphigenia 7 years ago

It was really really funny - imagining you base over harpsichord / tits over butt all damp and cursing ! I hope that the bruises have healed - no doubt a soak in the tub helped ?


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Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

LOL..this is a really interesting story...You and Mr Tub have developed quite an interesting relationship LOL...i laugh my way all through the end... LOL.. Interesting LOL


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Hehehe....now I know why you didn't make it to lunch AE! :P


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

BP: CW's page??? So true, So true ... I thought you meant C.C.'s page either one I am certainly glad that I was brusied on those days.....lolololololol :)

Iphigenia: A soak in the tub did help. without the Comet ...lololololo

Uriel: Me and Mr. Tub certainly do have a new found friendship and has become my best buddy...lolololol

Feline: I was to embarassed to let you know, my wrist, bumps and bruises are so much better...:)


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

You write so free flowing. I wish I could write easily like this. I am too thinking of my hubs, and factual.

I love reading yours, toads, C A and C R's hubs, And not to forget our great northern friend in the trailer park, with grandma, Pest. I go day to day to see what you guys can think of next.

Keep on Hubbing.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

eovery: You free flow to, think of all of the things that happen in your daily life, look at your surrounds. In the supermarket, in your car, in your home, at work, at the park, or something that has happened that you would love to share. That is where I gather some of my inspiration. You are also talented, so keep doing what you are doing. :)


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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hey AEvans,

Great story- I really got the visual and I couldn't stop laughing. I know it's frustrating when those things happen but they make great stories later. I'm glad you and Mr. Tub are friends now. Mr. Tub was probably thinking "man if all this doesn't make her surrender I guess we should just be friends!" LOL 

PS I am rated this story a BIG thumbs up!

May You Be Blessed With

Health, Wealth and Happiness!

Jim


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

my-success-guru: I am glad that it made you laugh and yes Mr. Tub did surrender and we are now the best of buddies, he allows me to clean his insides without giving me any trouble!! lolololol


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

This is so real and so funny, lol, we laugh more a t the real, think it's funnier, lol no offence, hope your aches and pains have gone, Nasty Mr Tub haha


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

oh God lol, reminds me of the first time I tried to use an Asian squatter


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

AE absolutely hilarious hub. I really laughed hard at this one. OMG

great hub!!!!!!


elkeene 7 years ago

I am glad you are o.k. and lived to talk about this !!! It is an hilarious article .


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Hawkesdream: When you are here you make me smile and I am glad that you enjoyed it!!! My bumps and bruises are gone, but we look at each differently now. lololol

Cindy: You should tell about the Asian squatter and what exactly is it?? I would love to hear the story. :0

sixtyorso: I am so happy I tickled your funnybone as it could have been on Americ's Funniest Home Videos. lololololo:)

elkeene: Thanks bunches...:)


Jannette 7 years ago

Oh you poor thing. LOL I really feel for you. LOL I hope your not too beat up. LOL BAD MR TUB! LOL


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I clean mine in the nude. Next time you clean Mr Tub, lt me know, I'll volunteer to help you so as to protect you. hehe woo-hoo


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C., You are funny, I will let you know.:) hehehehehe:)


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

wonderful!

My sister used to fight chairs, according to my Dad. She'd wriggle and fidget, and if she eventually fell off, my Dad would say the chair won.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

LondonGirl: What a cute story to tell and thanks for sharing it with us, it is so nice that you have such a great memory and can share it with others. :)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Ah, AE, wrote about it in the hub I published yesterday!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cindy: How funny this has been up for a while I must go and check out your hub, I will definitely do that this evening.lollololo Have a great evening , it is evening where you are?:)


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

My other half says he never needs to remember anything he's done wrong, I'm remembering it for him (-:


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

LondonGirl: That is too funny, sounds like a man doesn't it...lolololo :)


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

He can't help being a man, to be fair....


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

LondonGirl, I know how that is...:)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

What man ever does anything wrong? hmmm? women. It's our house too! home, crib, whatever.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C., We understand it is your home to but how many men, pick up a can of comet and clean a tub??mmmmm not many...lolololol :)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I use my wife's ass for that so as not to scartch it, the tub, the jacuzzi with it's hot jets and such on my, now I'm gettin horny again


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

CHUCK!!!!!!!! LOL!


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

hehehe


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Oh C.C. you are so funny , your wife's bum you use well I am certain that it gives it a nice shine..lolololo :)

Pest, Who is chuck???? lololololol mmmmmm, it is Chuck now , I see...:)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C., I knew you would approve what do you think happened to mine???lololololo:)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Oh my, I wish I'd been there, such a nice one too. I got to go see my painting brb haha


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C. , I am telling you it took on its own life, I know it slapped me back!!! lololol


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I beleive you too. spooks, that what it were, spooks


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

yup and all of those things that go bump in the night, I had to excorcise them away !!! lolololo ::):D


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I had another good peek at your nudeness, verrrry nice. I think i might paint it wee bit differently.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ok and I am certain that it will be beautifull:) I trust you..:)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I know you do. thanks


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

C.C. , (((BIG HUGS)) You are so welcome..:)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

thanks sissy


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You are welcome!!!:)


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

I can picture, the hard work, sweat, tears, and bruise, with this fight! This should be titled, AEvans Vs Mr. Tub. I'll be announcing, "In the Red corner, weighing around 120lbs, "The Lean Queen of Fighting Machine," AEvans! LOL I'm sorry, can't help it if Mr. Tub knocked you down not twice, but three times?! That was a nice and original hub.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

MAY: You are so adorable and so funny , I am certainly glad that I made you smile and you enjoyed it.:)


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

That was a very picturesque journey, very funny.  I used to have OCD, cured thankfully.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Jewels: It is nut when you have OCD but I am working on that too..!! I am happy that you enjoyed it and I love the new Avatar!! That is pretty..:)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Hi AE you are looking beautiful today as ever.Umn which is your latest Hub I am confused.I commented on one yesterday thinking it was the lastest then somewhere it said it was 4 months old lol. Is it the why I like writing???


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

How many hours difference do you know AE are we


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You are 1:45 pm on Thursday there and we are 10:46pm on the West Coast on Wednesday so I would say appr 13 hrs. you are always ahead a day.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

It is this one and the only that is The Question: Why do I write? , I am publishing 2 more tomorrow. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Wow shall look out for them AE :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

BP: Yes you should ...:)


Whikat 7 years ago

This is a great story, so many honest details that I could envision the whole thing in my mind as you told it. I have had a similar incident with my kitchen floor, so I can emphasize. Thanks for the good laugh, I am just sorry it had to be at your expense this time. great hub.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Whikat: You are so welcome and it hilarious after the fact..lolol


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dianacharles 7 years ago from India

An absolutely hilarious hub. Thanks for my laugh of the week.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

diana: You are so welcome , I am certainly glad that you enjoyed the story. :)


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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales

You've cheered me up no end. Thank you


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

scarytaff: I am certainly happy that I could do that ! :)


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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

LOL! I know whereof you speak. I've had similar battles, but mine involve the fact that we have shower/tub combo in one of the baths, so my battles usually involve smacking tender body parts against the sliding shower doors!

I'm glad you were the victor in this case!

Great read!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DzyMsLizzy: How hilarious!!! lololo That mademe laugh I am glad you enjoyed this hub, I will never ever forget it as long as live. lolololo :D

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