save it for later
March 19, 2013
Occasionally I get emails from alert readers and friends who (reasonably) think that something ridiculous or obscene or disgusting fits right in my blog wheelhouse. I have no idea where they get this idea. So mostly I simply ignore these “helpful” suggestions.
But today, Jon, friend, beloved bike builder, and all around good guy, sent me two pics from a bathroom in St. George that I could not leave alone.
First, the scene:
Okay, no big deal. Just a regular bathroom. But let’s zoom in a bit. What’s that on top of the soap dispenser?
Why, that’s gum.
And that’s a thing that makes you go Hmmm. Because
- the gum is chewed.
- there is a trash can nearby, but the gum was instead carefully placed on top of the soap dispenser.
- if the gum is chewed, and not thrown away, does that indicate the chewer needed the space in his or her mouth for something else?
- after consuming the “something else” (in the bathroom!?) was the chewer planning on retrieving and chewing the gum again?
- this is a bathroom. most things, including solids, give off some form of airborne particulate matter.
Jon, thanks for sharing. These things are too much to carry alone, and we are with you.