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Very near miss this morning - anyone had similar?!

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Grabbner Thu 26-Mar-20 13:30:06

I’m not sure how I’ve avoided this hazard so far!

Shocking eyesight, so blindly reached for the toothpaste. Fortunately for me, Deep Heat may be in a tube very like a toothpaste tube, and it may be white like toothpaste, but it smells to buggery!

Most exciting thing that’s (nearly) happened to me this week smile

Any other near misses?

Vebrithien Thu 26-Mar-20 13:35:44

Picked up the can of hairspray, rather than deodorant (hadn't put my glasses on)

confused did wonder for a min if it was worth trying to stick cloth strips over, for a home made wax... but decided against it.

underneaththeash Thu 26-Mar-20 13:35:46

Someone almost drove into me yesterday in the village when I was out on my bike - it's been so quiet that I suspect she didn't look properly. Has reminded her to look and me to wear a helmet!

Grabbner Thu 26-Mar-20 13:38:33

Veb that would have been a masterly example of turning a negative into a positive!

underneath I’m glad you were all ok smile

LemonySippet Thu 26-Mar-20 15:39:18

DH sprayed dettol on the sweet potatoes rather than frylight shock. We're very short of food and had been out of dettol for days until a kindly shopkeeper brought us some so he hadn't expected to see it there. We still ate them after a good wash.

CigarsofthePharoahs Thu 26-Mar-20 15:51:45

I've done the hairspray thing too blush

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Thu 26-Mar-20 15:55:08

Didn’t turn in the light in the bathroom one evening. Reached for the toothpaste on the sink, squeezed, and began tooth cleaning. Only to discover dd had left the hair removing cream on the sink...

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Thu 26-Mar-20 15:57:29

Oh, and there was the time the baby shampoo wouldn’t lather. So I poured some more on before noticing I’d grabbed the baby oil. It took me a week to get the oil out of my dc’s hair. And she wouldn’t ever keep a hat on so I couldn’t hide the grease.

june2007 Thu 26-Mar-20 15:59:22

Don,t store them together.

BuzzingButterfly Thu 26-Mar-20 16:00:35

Yeah, that’s nowhere near as bad as mixing up deep heat and canisten. Trust me when I say that is not a mistake you want to make!! blush

genfromgrimsby Thu 26-Mar-20 16:01:54

Funny you should say that OP, I had deep heat and vagisil on my bedside table the other day. I don't any more.

givemeacall Thu 26-Mar-20 16:02:29

I’ve done toothpaste and imac

BuzzingButterfly Thu 26-Mar-20 16:02:37

@genfromgrimsby Another that knows the horror (and pain!) grin

Codswalloped Thu 26-Mar-20 16:02:55

I picked up a can of what I thought was dry shampoo, sprayed a load of it in and popped my hair up and headed out without looking. I’m not really a mirror person!

It was deodorant and my hair was white. Doesn’t come out easily either!

StrictlyAFemaleFemale Thu 26-Mar-20 16:03:17

My mosquito repellant was in a toothpaste ike tube. Took me a while to work out why my legs were so Munthe

JoyceDivision Thu 26-Mar-20 16:03:19

Deep cleaned the house with fly and ant spray rather than polish. DC had to point it out to me. blush

StrictlyAFemaleFemale Thu 26-Mar-20 16:03:45

Munthe = minty

behindlocknumbernine Thu 26-Mar-20 16:05:27

I accompanied a school trip last month. Shared room with colleague.
In half dark I put voltarol, not toothpaste, on my toothbrush.
Not once, but twice within the 4 day trip!

Easilyanxious Thu 26-Mar-20 16:05:47

Teenage son mistook shaving foam for deodorant , cake downstairs saying mum I think theirs something wrong with this

genfromgrimsby Thu 26-Mar-20 16:05:51

@genfromgrimsby Another that knows the horror (and pain!)

@BuzzingButterfly I expect you really were buzzing!

Frlrlrubert Thu 26-Mar-20 16:06:32

On honeymoon I went to spay sunscreen on my face (one of those aerosol ones) and got the mosquito repellant instead. Not pleasant.

Lordfrontpaw Thu 26-Mar-20 16:06:35

This is why labelling needs to e huge and shampoo and conditioner bottles different shapes.

Easilyanxious Thu 26-Mar-20 16:06:33

Came downstairs not cake

Bottletopsx Thu 26-Mar-20 16:08:43

Few years ago I picked up what I thought were thinning scissors to thin my fringe. Found out too late they weren't!!

FadedRed Thu 26-Mar-20 16:10:09

I nearly conditioned my hair with Volterol gel on a camping holiday when both tubes were on the songs bag. My DH nearly cleaned his teeth with haemorrhoid ointment....

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