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Saturday, August 3, 2013

* WORDS ON WALLS - PART TWO *

Yesterday evening, about 3/4 of the blog post I'd written, disappeared after I received three comments. http://beckypovich.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-happened-to-my-words-on-walls.html  I'm also pretty sure that those wonderful women who left the comments, didn't even read the entire post, just what was there after the mishap.  

If it hasn't happened to you before, let me tell you it was one weird feeling. But hey, look how my week began http://beckypovich.blogspot.com/2013/07/vern-bbg-grill-hazel-roseanne.html

So, I hope to remember the gist of my story and retell it here.

*To All Women*: 

Do you live with a husband, or boyfriend, or significant-other, or male roommate? Do they ever replace the toilet paper roll when the previous one is empty? If so, then I think you are very fortunate women. Or maybe you have "trained" them properly! For the past 30 years I can guarantee that The Ronald has never replaced one single roll. Not one. I don't know about you, but it just makes me nuts to see a brand new roll leaning against the wall, on top of the empty cardboard tube. But, it's one of those things I've learned to "live with." 

You know, Choose Your Battles. So, I came up with what I think would be a cute and witty idea. I'd love to have these words posted on the bathroom wall:

"Replacing the toilet paper roll will earn you extra special benefits." 

But I know it wouldn't really do any good, because:

1) The Ronald would most likely never even notice it.

2) If he did notice it, he'd either chuckle or groan, and go on never replacing it. 

But, I'd get a kick out of it and I'm pretty sure so would anyone else who actually read it. That's good enough for me!


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That's all I can remember, other than my "welcome" and the quote below.



*Welcome to my newest followers, From a Writer's Kitchen and Mark Kooopmans. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! * 




"All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner." -- Red Skelton

38 comments:

  1. That's just ONE of the things most guys don't care about :)
    Happy writing.

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  2. Oh yeah...aint' that the truth!! :)

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  3. As previously stated....I have one of those as well. re your email....I thought you meant you had only lost some comments not the whole dang thing. Did you check in posts? I had that happen once a couple of years back and the post was still in 'posts' on dashboard. I was able to republish.

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    1. Hi Delores! No, it was totally gone...except for the excerpt. It appeared as a Draft in the column of posts, but when I clicked on it, it said something like "No Such Post." From now on, just to be safe, I'll copy, paste, and save it as I go along! Thanks for coming back and commenting again!

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  4. My hubby's actually good about replacing the roll, and each of us sets out a fresh roll when we see the one already hanging is getting slack. Funny thing is, we don't hang the paper the same way. HE thinks it should roll over the top, and I think it should roll down from the back side, closest to the wall. So whoever hangs it does it per personal preference. Neither of us care enough to change it. Just one of those things. I've noticed that when he's feeling extra sweet, he'll hang it MY way, even though he thinks it's wrong.

    We don't agree on how to squeeze the toothpaste tube, either, so I solved that years and years ago... we each have our own tube.

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    1. Oh don't get me started on toothpaste Susan. THAT is a whole other post.

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    2. Hey Susan! Oh no!! You are one of "those" people who hangs it the wrong way! LOL. I think it's really funny how people can be so crazy about that! It's almost like arguing about religion and politics!! :)
      Your hubby is a pretty good guy!!
      AND OH.....My husband and I haven't shared toothpaste for years....AND in our previous house, we had separate bathrooms! I let him have the Master and I took the Guest! I think new homes should automatically come with a He & She bath!!

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    3. How could ANYONE think the T.P. should roll down from underneath, rather than over-the-top?!

      That's like saying the paper towels should be ripped off a vertical dispenser from the left side instead of from the right!

      Sheesh! Move to Great Britain, you wrong-side-of-the-road people!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    4. Hey Stephen T! Blogger was acting weird again when it posted your comment. You're way up here, when you should've been more toward the end....because of the time you posted it. Does that make sense?? BUT, I'm so glad you stopped, because your comment is hilarious!! Thanks much! :D

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    5. BECKY-O! ~
      No, my comment posted where I intended for it to post. I clicked the "Reply" link underneath Susan's comment, in order to respond to what she'd said.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  5. I have a sign in one of our bathrooms that reads "Replacing the toilet paper roll will not cause brain damage." I will try to find one for you, maybe that is what he is worried about!

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    1. Hey Karen ~~ One of my friends has that exact same sign! That's what gave me the idea! I love it! And if you do see one, please let me know!!

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  6. Hubby will put it on, but does it backwards (at least in my opinion), i.e. paper coming down from the back instead of the front. He insists this is the proper way to do it. Why? Why? Why?

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hey Pat!! See my reply to Susan above! (I think yours and mine are the CORRECT way!! Hee hee!)

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  7. the timing on this is fun. Last night, i was explaining to a friend how my husband is better at showing then telling and as an example I mentioned the toilet paper. We have separate bathrooms and still he replaces and makes certain I have plenty of backup rolls. These days I go through a lot of it.

    I keep saying I'm going to switch to wordpress but I never do. I've also lost posts but only during the edit/write stage, not once its published.

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    1. Hey GM! You're so right. If men could only understand that the smallest things can mean the most....but most of them just don't "get it!" You got a keeper there!! :)

      I refuse to switch to Wordpress because it seems to difficult for me....ya know, it's like learning MATH! :D

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  8. That is weird, but I have had it happen before. I write and save and add more pics as I fine tune my post. If there are open tabs saying "Blogger: Oregon Gifts of ...." and I hit on the wrong one, it will go back to an earlier saved edition and not the last saved edition. Now I close all of those out, as I have learned the hard way.

    As far as the toilet paper thing, well, it is usually me who puts it back on the roll, but he is my 3rd husband and I have been through much worse, lol.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hey Kathy! I love your last sentence!! Yep, things could be worse, huh?! :)

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  9. It is belief in the toilet paper fairy. Who is a multi-facetted fairy in this house. She replaces toilet rolls, and recycles the empty one. She adds toilet paper to the shopping list. She goes on search missions and recovers dirty laundry and makes it clean. She detruffelates the kitty litter... Multi-facetted and very, very busy.

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    1. I can see who that fairy is....at least in my mind! I know it's definitely YOU!! You're a good woman, EC!!

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  10. Hi Becky....You are right that we must pick our battles.

    We don't have the toilet paper battle here.

    But we have a open the curtain, close the curtain battle. He opens, I close, he opens again, I close again and so it goes.

    But if that's the biggest problem we have, we are very blessed, indeed.

    If you see the vinyl lettering, buy it and start "pasting!" Susan

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    1. Susan, that is so funny about your different opinions on the curtains!! The Ronald and I used to be that way with the a/c thermostat! I'd be freezing and change it. He'd say it was too hot, and he'd change it. Back and forth. Back and forth! LOL

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  11. I had a horrible week, and part of it really was toilet paper-related. Our septic tank backed up, and it was 2 days before they could get out to pump it. You know what that means...no showers, no washing dishes, no potty breaks. I'm glad there is a little coffee shop near my house. Every time I had to go, I went down there and bought an ice tea!

    Even worse than that, though, we lost our 15-year old beagle Thursday evening. She has been in congestive heart failure since December, and though she had been responding well to meds for 6 months, she began going downhill in July. By Thursday evening, she was extremely bad off, and she died in my son's arms before we could get her to the vet to be euthanized. I know you can relate to the pain and heartbreak we are feeling right now.

    Love,
    Patti

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    1. Oh Patti! I'm so, so sorry about your beloved beagle. Yes, I do know about the sadness and grief. Please know I'm thinking of you and all your family. (I'm sorry about your septic tank mess, too. Gosh, it was a very bad week.)

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  12. Hi Becky - I'm one of the lucky ones! If hubby uses the last of the roll, a new one is always put on!

    Thanks for the kind words on our windowless kitchen. I'm glad my Madonna statues brought back some memories for you. I also find them very comforting. Have a great Sunday...

    Donna

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    1. Hi Donna! You ARE one of the lucky ones!

      I'm so glad I stopped at your blog the other day, too. It really was a nice trip down memory lane!

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  13. No one in my family replaces the toilet paper until we've used so much it falls through the space between the old roll and the wall.

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    1. JeffO, thanks for stopping and commenting! That sounds like what my youngest son did when he still lived at home! LOL

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  14. I like hearing stuff like this, makes me less annoyed at my husband who never replaces toilet paper and never does a lot of other things either. I like your strategy. I'll pick my battles.

    Cute story Becky. Sorry you lost some of it. I'll be emailing you soon.

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    1. Hi Myrna! I love your comment! I can also say this about The Ronald: "...and never does a lot of other things either."
      LOL! What we wonderful, marvelous, saints have to put up with sometimes! And we're so gosh darn perfect, too! I mean that! :)

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  15. I must confess that I am sometimes the one who doesn't replace the TP on the thingy (yes, it's the technical name). I prefer it to be over, and that goes back to when the cat was a kitten. A kitten loves the TP to unravel from behind - as she sits there, using her paws to unroll half a roll onto the floor.

    The thing that drives me crazy is not putting stuff away when you're done using it - like kitchen scissors, condiments, and not closing up the loaf of bread. And my husband only lays the lid of jarred condiments and peanut butter atop the jar - I don't know how many times I've had the jar and contents fly over the kitchen when I pick the jar from the counter to place it back in the fridge or cabinet.

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    1. Hey Kim! Of course, I agree that "thingy" is indeed a technical word, and I use it often. It' so useful for so many thingys!
      Ahhh, the not-replacing-the-lid crime! That would definitely make me cuckoo! You must be a saint! :)

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  16. My family actually times not changing the paper. There will always be about 4 sheets left on.

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    1. Hi Chatty! LOL. That's pretty funny!

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  17. You're so funny! So, have you added these words to the wall? ;) I know I'd also be tempted to, if it were the case.

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    1. Hi Estrella! So good to see you here! Nope, haven't put the words up yet...but I'm definitely still considering it! :)

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  18. Men! Can't live with them, have a heck of a time reproducing without them. Funny post! A little slice of truism.

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    1. Hi Julie! Thanks! You've definitely coined the perfect phrase, I do believe!! LOL Glad you liked my post!

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