Today, as I pulled out a jar of peanut butter, I noticed a large amount of dark red gook on the shelf. The gook had firmly cemented many different jars in place. I quickly identified said gook as hoison sauce. I began the clean up.
Here's the thing, though: I will never be finished cleaning the shelves of my refrigerator. The hoison sauce, now gook, will spread and grow and reach crevices that I did not know existed. Next spring I will likely be getting potatoes out of the bottom drawer and find gook holding my apples. The gook can even travel upwards.
I have to say that this is not the worst mess I've had in a fridge - I once kept a bowl of watermelon for an entire year. Gross! Not much is worse than potatoes, either.
So, what's the worst mess you've ever clean out of the fridge?