Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Curling up with a good book.........

Someone gave my ex-husband a book. It was called Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. It is a collection of short stories, designed to be read while performing the days constitutional. What is the attraction of that, exactly? I cannot imagine needing to spend any longer than absolutely necessary in the bathroom, reading no less. My brother-in-law can actually spend an hour or maybe more (I have never really timed him) sitting there reading the newspaper. All I can think is, if it takes that long to "get the job done", perhaps you need to invest in some Bowel Buddies, (boy that link gets a lot of air time here in my blog).

This post was inspired by my friend, Jacques, at My New Life. He had an epiphany this morning. And I have one suggestion for him, WATERLESS HAND SANITIZER GEL. I am thinking I could turn him OCD with all of my stories.

Is this just a man thing?? Is it because they have all the time in the world to sit there reading?? Without the various children and pets knocking on the door or sticking fingers or furry paws under the door?? "Whatcha doin' in there, mom?????" Trying to peek under the door to see what you are doing........or in my old house, with its easily-opened-from-the-outside locks, having them just barge on in????? You do tend to just "get 'er done" and get the heck out.

I do remember a friend of mine, many many years ago, taking her Anatomy notes into the bathtub with her to get some uninterrupted study time. Problem, with all that uninterrupted time in the bathroom, she fell asleep and dropped her notes into the tub. And speaking of bathrooms and tubs and such, I am reminded of a Friends episode where Joey used Chandler's toothbrush. Chandler says that they can't share things like that. Joey argues back that they share the soap in the shower. Chandler justifies it by saying that soap by its very nature is clean. Joey comes back saying, "Think of the last place I wash and the first place you wash."....argument over.

I wonder how many of you will be throwing away the bar soap and investing in shower gel from now on?????

7 comments:

Jacques said...

lol Hand sanitizer indeed. I read a report the other day that the office desk is the dirtiest place in the office...Wonder how true that is

Diana said...

I was just thinking of that Friends episode the other day!

Frannie Farmer said...

Yea, pretty much sticking to the shower gel now! ick!

jessica said...

I really don't understand the need to spend hours on the pot... I mean, I think my butt would fall asleep... and I have much better things to do... and if I want to read it's going to be on the couch... not the toilet!

and ewwwwww to the soap...

Joe said...

It must be a man thing. The Throne Room in My Palace is the only spot in the house where I can get a moment of peace and quiet.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, not just a man thing. Sometimes I find the bathroom is the only place I can find where the kids and husband aren't barging in (granted not all the time but definitely more peaceful than the living room).

Becky said...

My husband can spend hours on the terlit... Everytime I try to spend a moment's peace there, I get interrupted. I usually have an audience when I go. LOL!

As for the soap... We have separate bars, plus I use body wash!