Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When the bottles got mixed up


And I can tell you that it was, indeed, a mix up! You see, I did not take the time to distinguish them as I almost always do and this time around I paid the price but luckily my senses of smell and feel saved the day for me.

I had put both bottles next to each other on my counter and for a split second my focus had left me and I soon found myself in trouble. The bottles had gotten mixed up.

You can guess it all right! It all had to do with pills. The bottles felt the same: same height, same size and shape. But at the bottom of each bottle, here is where I found the difference and this, indeed, saved me from getting into further trouble.

Both bottles were supposed to have contained vitamin pills. The pills had the same shape but as I stood there carrying out my examination, it dawned on me that they had to smell differently and so I put my sense of smell to work. Presto! The smells were indeed different and after confirming what I thought they should be I then went to work to check the bottom of each bottle. Sure enough, I found the difference. There were dots at the bottom of each bottle, sure enough, but the shapes were different.

So what have I learned? Just to be more careful the next time.

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