"Ewww!" gagged my wife as she cleaned near the end table. It was the pumpkin we bought back in October. It was very green then, so that meant it would be lasting longer than it normally would have. But this one was...no longer solid. It was practically melted on the table.
How could we have overlooked something like this? Right in the living room? I don't know. As much of a pack rat as I may be, one thing I've always prided myself in is not hoarding any sort of vegetable substances or perishable items. I may have had cardboard from food boxes sitting in the corner of my kitchen, but certainly not with rotting food inside. So this was quite a shock.
But again, how DID we miss such a thing? Well first of all, it didn't smell. I'm sure we would have noticed something sooner if it did. Second of all, it was on the end table next to the couch, but in a corner of the living room that's easy to look over. I think we might have even had a piece of paper or somthing over it. So there it sat, overlook and forgotten until it was time to clean. And clean it, I did.