A recap for new visitors - I have chronic severe nerve pain and cannot bend, lift or twist for the rest of my life (my implanted spinal cord stimulator dictates I cannot lean too far lest I pull the wires out.). This makes many things a challenge around the house. Hubs is AMAZING but every now and then, he gets confused. This was such a time.
So, every time I go in the main bathroom for the family, there is never toilet paper in the toilet paper thingy. Do you have one?
Now, I GET it. I really do. I'm the only girl. Guys don't give a hoot about these toilet paper things. But, HELLO!!! I cannot bend over to get the toilet paper out from under the cabinet, and I also cannot LEAN over from the toilet to reach under the cabinet. So when I run out of toilet paper, I am STUCK. (I have learned to look and notice BEFORE I get stuck in a compromising position, but still....)
So, last night, I used the last of the toilet paper and came out to ask hubs (or the boys) if the next person in the bathroom could please replace the toilet paper AND put toilet paper rolls in the toilet paper thingy.
Hubs stares at me. And then says:
"Well, why? You can't reach it."
HUH? I had this look:
(I'm sure all husbands have seen a look like this, right? lol) And seriously, folks - he just called. He never calls at this time. His ears are burning! lol
OK. Back to HUH? I said:
"What do you mean, I can't reach it?"
"Well, you can't."
Pause. I am confused. I am trying to think how his very literal engineer mind is working. And I get it. So I say,
"Sweety, I'm a GIRL. I SIT on the toilet, which makes reaching the toilet paper thingy EASY." (Is he forgetting I don't stand?)
Light bulb goes off in his head.
"Oh, so that's why we have that thing (toilet paper thingy)?"
"Yes, dear. I would have thought you would have noticed I was a girl by now."
So I got up this morning to find this:
If this isn't funny or confuses you, please be thankful you can get your own toilet paper and haven't had to go around your house and put EVERYTHING you need at waist level or higher. lol
Clearly, I should have had a family meeting to explain WHY I purchased this toilet paper thingy. And it wasn't to annoy them. Why do guys just assume we are trying to annoy them? lol
I wonder if the toilet paper thingy manufacturer realized this is used as a disability aid? lol
Meanwhile, on goes my life with 3 very very concrete/literal thinking men. And I can reach the toilet paper! Woo Hoo!!!!