I had one today, but its minor compared to the sauerkraut escapade. I left Friday for my friends to spend a week watching her dogs. I went home today to get clothes for the week for work. I KNEW I had forgotten to take the kitchen trash out, but didn't think there was anything particularly stinky in there. I was wrong. a mini watermelon i found languishing in the back of the fridge had decided to liquify. And as my plastic garbage can is one that you step on the bottom to open the lid, the mechanism is such that its not a solid bottom.
So there was a smell as soon as I opened the door, and on the kitchen floor, a trail from the bottom of the can, over to the counter across the kitchen. Ewwww. So I had to triple back the bag, mop the floor, adn rinse out the can. Thankfully not that bad, and only a couple days old.