Teen Wolf saved my life because one day I was being a complete and total idiot.
First I should say that I never wanted to watch Teen Wolf, I’m a male and a senior in college, and I figured that Teen Wolf was another dumb show made for teen girls to spaz about. My little sister loves it, and that only further convinced me it was dumb because she loves shows such as “16 and pregnant” and “Jersey Shore”.
Anyways, a few months ago I was cleaning my apartment. I mean like REALLY cleaning it. When school was active, me and my roommates had sorta let it get really dirty and disgusting. School was on break, and I couldn’t stand living in such a dirty place anymore.
Everything was going great, until I decided to clean the downstairs bathroom. See, me and three other men live in a townhouse apartment and I never used the downstairs bathroom. Me and another roommate use the upstairs, while the other two had the downstairs. That was the agreement.
Now, I will admit that I had helped with our apartment looking like crap but I was not prepared for how gross the downstairs bathroom looked. I may have left some dishes out here and there, and I might have forgotten to take out the trash or empty out the old food in the fridge, but good god, I didn’t let the upstairs bathroom accumulate mildew stains, mold, and other questionable stains on the toilet and in the shower.
Seriously, there was so much mold and gunk in the shower I have NO IDEA how my roommates could stand taking a shower every day. I tried cleaning the shower/tub area with straight up Clorox bleach, but it didn’t clean all of it. I was so disgusted with the state of the bathroom that I wanted to pour gasoline and light a match, but I instead decided it would be a great idea to mix bleach and toilet cleaner. I figured that toilet cleaner was great at cleaning poo stains, and bleach was really corrosive and it killed germs, so mixing the two together would surely make a great all-in-one chemical for getting rid of all the gunk in the shower.
I put the stopper in the tub and poured all the toilet cleaner in it. I didn’t care if my roommate got mad that I used all his product, because screw him, he messed up the bathroom and now I was cleaning it. After I had poured it all in the tub, I looked around for the bleach I had just been using.
Now, this is the part where I think there might be a God up there or something. After a few seconds, I saw my bleach and proceeded to stoop down to grab it.
As I’m about to grab it, I hear something strange from the living room. I hear a ton of panting and grunting, and I’m seriously thinking “WTF?” It sounds like someone is having rough sex and I’m thinking “Oh my god, my roommate better not be watching freaking PORN in the living room, especially while I’m home!”
I quickly go to investigate, and see my roommate (the one that shares the upstairs bathroom with me) sitting on the couch with his pants on (THANK GOD) and his hands no where near his, uh… yeah. I look to the TV and see two dudes in a swimming pool, then sighed with relief when I saw they weren’t naked or screwing each other. “What the hell are you watching?” I asked.
He said “Teen Wolf. It’s pretty cool.” I scoffed and said “Oh god, that show looks really stupid.” He proceeded to tell me it wasn’t as bad as the name suggested, then he looked to me and did a double take. He said “Dude, what are you doing with that?” while pointing to my hands.
I looked down, totally forgetting I had bleach in one hand and toilet cleaner in the other. I informed him I was making a ‘Super Strong Cleaner’ to clean our roommates disgusting bathroom. I told him he should come check out how gross our roommates are, but instead he jumped up and yanked the bleach out of my hand.
He then said “Please, please PLEASE tell me you didn’t mix these two together,”
I told him I was about to. He grabbed the toilet cleaner out of my other hand and started calling me an idiot, and asking me how someone attempting to get a college degree in political science could be so dumb and careless, etc.
See, I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently mixing toilet cleaner and bleach makes chloramine gas. I didn’t even know what that was, but it’s a type of gas created instantly when both cleaners are mixed together, and it can cause death. My dumb ass almost mixed a whole tub worth of toxic gas that has been used in wars!
I honestly thought my roommate was just trying to freak me out but he looked totally shaken and I later googled it just to make sure. And yeah, he wasn’t lying, I almost killed myself because I wanted a clean tub (and also because I’m an idiot).
Now, I don’t mean this in a joking way, if I hadn’t heard Teen Wolf in the background, I would be dead right now. After I figured that out, I decided that I owed the show, but I didn’t know how you can repay a show for saving your life. I decided I could support the creators and actors of the show by watching it, so I logged on Netflix and watched episode one, preparing to hate the show. Much to my surprise, I actually really liked it!
I quickly grew to love the show and ended up googling every thing I could about it. I quickly found out most of the fans reside on tumblr, so I look around tumblr a lot when I’m searching for Teen Wolf (I also found a lot of cool things for my other favorite shows).
Anyways, I just wanted to share this and if I could I would personally thank Jeff for making this show, because if he hadn’t… I would be dead. Literally.
(in case you’re wondering, I later found out what scene I was hearing that made me think I had heard porn. It’s episode 4 of season 2, and the scene was when Stiles was in the pool holding up Derek, and he’s about to go make a grab for his phone. Seriously…if you’re only listening to that scene, it sounds like porn, especially when you can’t hear the audio very clearly.)
p.s: don’t mix toilet cleaner and bleach.
Submission sent in by Stephen!