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Doing It the Right Way

There are some fairly simple truths that apply to all of us. Unfortunately, my “truth” in some cases is quite contrary what other people think! For example, there is a correct way to put the toilet paper on the holder. Now, when I was very young, I didn’t really believe this was a truth, even though it’s what my mother told me. After a few years of saying “either way is fine,” I came to the realization that either way is not fine.

Toilet tissue should roll toward the front. This makes it much easier for the person reaching for it. When you go to a hotel, do you notice the toilet paper folded into that nice little triangle? The reason they are able to accomplish this little triangle is because they have the roll facing forward, in other words, the right way.

I have spent time trying to convince my husband of the rightness of this concept. What does he do? Whatever he feels like! Sometimes he does it the right way; sometimes he does it the wrong way, and more frequently than should happen, he doesn’t do it at all. There is nothing more annoying than going into the bathroom at 2 a.m. to discover that the last square of tissue has been used, and one must go downstairs for replacements. As a female, this is particularly annoying as I’m sure you understand.

Another truth is that when a container of liquid has less than a half a teaspoon remaining in it, (unless it’s expensive scotch), throw it away! Don’t put it back in the refrigerator! When I see a container in the refrigerator, I assume “Oh, I have milk,” or “Oh, I have chicken broth.” These assumptions are logical, aren’t they? Well, not so much with my husband. He doesn’t think it’s empty until somebody else throws it away!

Gotta’ love ’em. Can’t shoot ’em!