I accidentally broke my mother-in-law’s glass jar this morning when I was washing the dishes…
I’m sweating bullets and in a state of despair.
The glass jar was used to hold beef “sinigang” (sour stew). It was very greasy, and I was having a hard time cleaning it. Then I remembered warm water can remove the grease. I boiled water and poured it in the the jar.
As soon as I poured water and it hit the jar, I heard a click sound.
My heart stopped.
The jar broke from a small crack. The entire bottom part separated from the jar.
The water must have been too hot, or the jar was still cool from being washed in morning tap water…
Either way, I’m screwed.
The wife is particularly upset with me for my screw-up.
The jar was something my mother-in-law acquired when she was working in Italy, so replacing it would be hard. She has long retired from working there as an overseas worker, and this was among the things that she has brought with her.
The jar is also something that my wife is fond of, and she likes the design. I’m going to get a boat-load of crap when this hits the fan.
I haven’t been able to talk to my mother-in-law yet, but I am scared to tell her of the unfortunate news… But, I have to. It is at least my duty for the screw-up I did.
In any case, I really do wish there is some kind of “undo” button to rewind life to make us fix the mistakes that we have made in life. Either big or small ones.
I hope you have a nice day.