People see what they want in the world around them. Add in an active imagination, and these same people will never cease to amaze me. They pull out a McDonalds French fry that they say looks like Elvis. A melting ice cream cone is a dead ringer for Pope John Paul in their eyes. A mildew stain in a bath tub looks like the Virgin Mary, and people line up to have a chance to pray before the blessed miracle.
When I hear about these sightings, I always shake my head and say So what! That is, until recently, when I had a miracle of my own come out of my very own dishwasher. I know it sounds insane, but I believe Ive been contacted by an imaginary character who is trying to become a real, live person.
I purchased a few bags of Splenda sweetener several years ago when they were running a promotion with Kool-Aid. The Splenda came with a pack of Kool-Aid and a plastic spoon in the shape of the Kool-Aid television commercial talking pitcher. I used this large plastic spoon to stir my cherry jam last weekend while I was cooking it. I put it in the dishwasher, and when it came out, it was: