Its not just vampires that don’t like garlic…..
“Dad I have to take some ingredients in for Food Technology. I tried to write the list down.”
So all the ingredients were carefully packed into the school bag. The last item. What does that say, big something.
“Think it’s a big garlic.”
Ok you can have a few cloves. Job done.
Fast forward to the end of the school day.
“Dad it wasn’t a big garlic it was a big turnip.”
No damage done and some laughs. Well that was until I went to empty the school bag.
Wow what a smell. A really strong garlic smell filling the room emanating from the bag. It was that bad I was tempted to call the Ghostbusters. Apparently when our son had discovered that the garlic was surplus to requirements he just throw it back into the school bag. Now everything stunk. The bag, the books, the pencil case, the calculator, the iPad.
One hour and one full bottle of Lemon Surface Cleaner later everything apart from the bag smelled ok. The fuming school bag would just have to be washed. Chucked into the washing machine – job done.
Contentedly I walked to make a drink. A thought crossed my mind. Houston we have a problem!!!! Some numpty forgot to empty the washing machine before the garlic bomb started it’s cycle.
60 minutes later. The bag still stinks. But progress – now the school clothes and my sports kit stink of garlic. So second washing attempt this time with triple the soap and half a bottle of fabric conditioner.
60 minutes later. The bag, clothes and now the washing machine stink of garlic.
Advice was sort from the internet. Third washing attempt but this time with added vinegar and three cut up lemons.
60 minutes later. Thankfully success. Strong garlic smell replaced with strong lemon smell. I’ll take that. Luckily after tumble drying the lemon smell is now almost pleasant. Unfortunately the school bag was obviously not tumble dryer proof. It now resembles a shrivelled prune.
A very tired Dad sits down with a well earned coffee.
“Dad you smell of garlic….”
I can now see why vampires don’t like garlic…..