no place to run
December 5, 2008
There’s this great moment in an old Mad About You episode where Paul and Jamie are going through their bathroom routine, brushing teeth, alternating use of the single sink, when Paul leans down to spit and Jamie leans over and spits on the back of his head. Hilarity ensues.
He straightens up, indignant. “I thought we had this figured out!”
The other day I threw a piece of wadded up used floss from the shower and hit Kim in the head.
It’s not weird to brush and floss in the shower, right? I say it’s totally the way to go. You’re warm, cozy, you’re just gonna stand there and hang out anyway. If you wait till you’re out and in front of the sink, you’ll be cold and uncomfortable.
But you don’t want the floss going down the drain. When I finish with the floss, I carefully fold the length in half, then in half again, and again, until I have a tiny wad. Then I toss it across the bathroom to MY side of the double sink vanity, where it settles in the corner and I retrieve it when I get out to then throw it in the trash.
But the other day, Kim inexplicably was using MY side of the vanity. I did the usual wadding and tossing (which is a great name for a band), but NOT looking, and the floss ended up in her hair.
There’s no place to run when you’re in the shower.