So I had a fist fight with a can of Coke today . . . and I lost.
When I was in France, I heard somewhere that Coca-Cola will remove rust stains from porcelain. It struck me as odd at the time, and that is why I remembered it . . . not because I thought I might someday need to test the validity of the suggestion.
That is, until I moved to Galmi.
My bathtub, toilet, and sink all bear the marks of years of leakiness. There's nothing wrong with them . . . rust just isn't in my color scheme (I know, call me superficial).
Two stalls down, we found a guy with a Coleman cooler type box. Sure enough, he had a single can of Coke.
I brought it home and set it on my kitchen counter for later . . . I had no intention of moving on to the bathroom until the kitchen was finished.
But of course, the can of Coke had other ideas.
Also on the countertop was my new microwave . . . still in it's box. In an attempt to remove it from it's casing, I began to lower the box to the floor . . . there was a thud followed by a sharp hiss. 'What the??? OH NO!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!' Like a rocket, the Coke can slid across my kitchen floor spraying it's sticky-once-dry contents all over my new oven, clean floor . . . and of course, me.
With my cat-like reflexes, I grabbed the can (which in reality looked more like a wrestling match) and tried to cover the tiny holes with my fingertips. I ran into the bathroom and aimed for the tub stain and with the last remaining bit, the toilet bowl.
About 3/4 of the can were already gone by the time I got to my desired target. But I think it's made a difference. Or maybe it's just in my head.