Judy is our resident merchandising manager and storyteller, two roles she frequently combines with great effect. At our last meeting, she shared a story that was both a product review and a hilarious personal anecdote that left us rolling.
This is her story.
The Set-Up: My husband was in the bathroom putting some greasy ointment on our dog’s ear. I was going to bed. As I pulled back the covers before climbing in, a BIG, black, thick-legged, sturdy-looking spider took off running from underneath my pillow and across the comforter! It seemed like forever but my husband came running to see why I was screaming.
The Smack-Down: As soon as he saw the spider, he began hitting at it with his hand. The spider fell off the bed and onto the carpet. He then proceeded to stomp on it (with a bare foot!) to stop it from running. Of course, I was still screaming because he was touching it with his bare foot. The spider inevitably got stuck in between his toes–still alive!! He panicked and REALLY started jumping around; I was still screaming; and the dog was cowering in the corner, unsure of what to do with all the jumping and screaming going on. Eventually, my husband was able to stomp the spider into a stupor and pick it up.
The Clean-Up: After all the excitement, I looked at the bed. A big, oily spot (transferred from my husband’s dog-healing hands during the spider incident) now graced our light blue comforter. We tried to blotting and cleaning it up but the oil would not budge. I took the comforter into the laundry room, my husband’s domain since his retirement. When I asked where the spot remover was (we used to have several different kinds), he said to use Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover. Originally, I bought it to use when I get something on a quilt I am working on–it’s wonderful! He said he started using it when he does laundry and loves it so much that is now all he uses for a spot remover. He absolutely loves it. I asked him if he wanted me to get another bottle because the bottle it comes in is pretty tiny, but he said a little goes such a long way that it lasts a long time. Thanks to Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover (and my husband), my comforter is spot free and clean, the spider is dead, and all is well.