Did you hear the story about a co-worker who accidentally spilled 5.5 gallons of ranch dressing?

Twitter user @BorboaGrant of California wrote on March 18 that a co-worker spilled 22 quarts of the white salad dressing and as a result, can you believe in the aftermath that video footage of this has been viewed by over 7,000,000 people, winning over 475,000 likes?

And it's now inspiring others to share their spill stories.

I've had some thrills and spills at the diner for sure. Imagine a 50-pound bag of flour tearing and spilling over everything. Or the time all the oil from the fryolator spread across the kitchen floor like high tide going out. And the time all the powder flame retardant chemical let loose over most of the diner grill line. True, that's nothing compared to the 29,000 yellow rubber duckies cargo spillage, those massive oil spills, or the Great Boston Molasses Flood.

The expression "there's no sense in crying over spilt milk" has two personal connections with me. Sophocles said, "Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?" And this phrase also brings to mind one of my favorite things we share in meetings: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

If you feel like spilling the beans about one of your spill stories, I'd love to hear it.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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