I know it sounds ridiculous and I know it makes me sound like a total spanner – but I cannot BEAR or ABIDE lime in the kettle.
I live in a hard water area and the lime build up in the kettle is quick – oh so quick. I am ever vigilant, rinsing it out, boiling it up with bicarb of soda – I even filter the water BEFORE it goes in the kettle for shags sake. In a filter jug. Kept specially for that purpose.
But still that damn lime persists. I know it’s harmless, I know it won’t hurt me – BUT IT MAKES ME SICK. IF I see a deposit of lime at the bottom of a cup of tea I practically gag.
I even clean out the kettles in other peoples houses, that’s how bad it’s gotten.
“I’ll make the tea” I volunteer – JUST SO I CAN RINSE THE LIME OUT OF THEIR KETTLE. The Beaut.ie parents are used to my lime obsessed ways but I know others think I’ve lost it and are slightly insulted that I think their kettle is dirty or something.
I don’t honest – I’m just afraid, oh so afraid and revulsed by lime.
Please tell me you have a ridiculous OCD “thing” and make me feel better!