Archive for February, 2009

Perfect Drink?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A few years back, I took a position in a school working with teachers, administrators and students creating school reform to boost student achievement.  One day at the start of a special conference with administrators and visiting professors, I decided to ask if the visiting professors would like some water and said, “Would you like some watelled botter?”

They gazed in my direction with puzzeled expressions.  I held up my bottle of Poland Spring water. They laughed and said, “yes.”  Once again, Missed Perfection was good for a few laughs.

Watelled botter, anyone?  You can miss perfection and still get your point accross!

Perfect Way to Charge Your Portable Phone?

Monday, February 16th, 2009

On several mornings, we noticed that our portable phones had not fully charged overnight.  We have been debating as to when we should purchase new ones.  As with most electronic gagits, it always seems like we bought them just last year, but in actuality it is several years ago.

However, this morning, my hubby discovered another reason for the low charge.  Being the perfectionist that I am, I always make sure the phones are in their chargers before going to bed.  This morning, my hubby had a good laugh when he looked at the phone.  It was upside down in the carriage!  It is a very sleek, flat faced phone with a slight curve in the center, so it could be easy, I think, to mistake which end is up.

I missed perfection, once again.  But, it is OK.  We laughed laughed and laughed at that upside down phone.

Perfect Toothpaste?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The other night, I stayed up late.  My eyelids grew heavy and I slowly made my way to the bedroom stopping only to brush my teeth.  Mechanically, I  grabbed the tube of toothpaste and squeezed an adequate amount onto the brush.  As I brought the toothbrush toward my mouth, I began pondering the color. ” Why is this toothpaste white?  We have been using a new blue toothpaste for the last week.”

Just as I landed the toothpaste on my teeth, it dawned on me. “Wait a minute!! This white stuff is not toothpaste.  It’s Desitin, the diaper rash cream!  Yuck!!”  

The tube of Desitin Original (for our little granddaughter’s visits) and Crest Pro Health are the same size.  Miss(ed) Perfection struck again!  But, along with missing perfection came several belly laughs.

It reminded me of a very similar occurance when I was a little girl.  I had not expected a visiting guest to put Brillcream hair lotion (“a little dab will do ya”) in our medicine closet.  I smeared Brillcream all over my teeth.  Back then I become upset when I made a mistake.  Now, I just laugh and laugh.  But, do remember this:  Brillcream and Desitin do not make good toothpaste.