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Monday, November 14

Now you see it, now you don't...

I can hear it already - "God! What kind of stupid thing is this?" My response will either be "We like it... adjust." or "Don't forget, there're two bathrooms upstairs." Said sweetly, of course, with a smile on my lips.

I'm referring to the new bathroom hardware. Specifically, the TP holder. Logistically, it's not in the best location, but given the placement of everything else, in the only location that makes sense and looks good. It's attached to the side of the new vanity.

In order to avail oneself of the necessary TP to accomplish one's hygienic duties after utilizing the brandsy new potty, one must reach somewhat behind and to the left of their seated body. Not such a big deal, right? Wellllll, normally, probably not, but this particular TP holder is one of those contemporary jobs where the TP roll just slides onto a bar and sits there looking pretty. As pretty as a roll of TP can look, of course. Just sits on this open-ended bar that oh, by the way, kind of dangles from where it attaches. In other words, it moves. But, you don't have to screw around with the spring-loaded bar and juggle it back into the required holes and all that nonsense. Nice, neat and simple, right?

Not really. See, when you go to grab yourself a handful of TP and tear it off, the whole bloody roll comes flying off the bar, leaves a trail of TP all over the place and tangles one up while one desperately tries to halt the offending roll as it unwinds and skitters across the room. All the while trying to stay seated and not fall off of said potty, I might add.

You'll only do that once. Then, like me, you'll adjust, and hold onto the stupid thing when you need some TP.

It looks lovely though.

Something similar to this - only way more stylized (I'll post pictures sometime this week.)


At 11/14/2005 9:18 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

That's funny! We take things like that for granted don't we? Like how do they decide where is the best spot for the toilet paper?? Sounds like you have a great plan, just let your guests know how it works!

Enjoy your BLOG. I'm Marianne too! The correct way to spell it.

At 11/14/2005 11:19 PM, Blogger me said...

LOL! Howdy do, Marianne. I always love meeting another one of us who spells it right! ;)

Thanks for stopping by.

At 11/15/2005 3:55 AM, Anonymous Nichole M said...

lol! Now you should install a hidden camera in the bathroom to watch unsuspecting guests struggle with the TP puzzle! :)

At 11/20/2005 7:49 PM, Blogger claudia said...

Hi Sister!

I've tried twice to leave a comment for you. I'm giving it one last shot. I finally was able to get into my blog and leave a message for you so let's see which one takes.

I have a solution for your TP problem. You have to go to the hardward store and get yourself a nice new plunger. They have tall ones and short ones...take your pick. Then, when nature calls and you have to use your beautiful new commode, take the new plunger in with you. Then, find just the right spot where you think the TP would be most easily accessible and take that plunger in your hand and slap that little sucker on the bathroom floor. Slide a few rolls of TP down over the handle and your problem is solved. I'm surprised you didn't think of it yourself.

At 11/21/2005 1:04 AM, Blogger me said...

heh, heh, heh! You nut! How totally crafty! Nahhhh, not liking the visual I'm getting here! ;)


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