Friday, January 15, 2010

A Comedy of Errors #1

I entitled this post, A Comedy of Errors #1, because I know from experience, there will be more to follow. So, what's my latest comedy of errors? Here it is...

I've been trying to grow out my nails and have been using a cuticle softener as part of my regimen. The other night, I went to sleep way later than I should have - as usual. I was so proud of myself for remembering to apply the cuticle softener before I went to bed - even though I was sooo tired. I quickly slathered it on my nails and finger tips and went to bed.

In the morning, I noticed my fingers looked odd. Then I checked the bottle on the bathroom counter - it was clear nail polish, not cuticle softener. I decided to take it off before showering so I didn't smell like nail polish remover all day. So, I grabbed the remover from under the sink and scrubbed off the polish.

After my shower, I realized that the polish was still on my fingers. How could that be? I looked at the bottle I had used and saw that it was rubbing alcohol, not nail polish remover. So, I put on my reading glasses, found the correct bottle and proceeded to take off the nail polish. Success - naked nails!!

Ah, but here's the rub, my hands smelled like nail polish remover all day!


  1. Thanks Kelly! Have any of your own you want to share?

  2. I can't say I have any Nail Polish related mishaps, but that's a pretty great story!

    Yet another argument for manufacturers making those types of things in very distinct bottle shapes! Or for us paying more attention, as if that'll happen.

  3. My problem is a combination of rushing and thinking I can read without my reading glasses! Uniquely shaped bottles is a good idea too!