GOOD MORNING WORLD
The one thing that can bring married people to their knees it appears is how they place a toilet paper roll on the holder and how they squeeze the toothpaste tube. Today on this Thursday I am ever so glad to let you know that I do have the answers to both of these queries!
I find it so very interesting that two simple items can undo undying love. When we pledge our love to one another we say “for better for worse for richer for poorer”. There is no mention anywhere in the marriage process of the mundane. It is the ethereal forever and ever AMEN! Having been married for 46 years and working in a marriage ministry for over 26 yrs I can tell you it is the little things that can make or break this deal. Especially if it is only contractual and not a covenant marriage.
Let me take these items one at a time. The toilet paper roll is hung so that the paper drapes over the top of the roll and pulls down. How do I know this? In one of my incarnations as a worker bee I was a chamber maid. The toilet paper pulls down! How else would one be able to make it look attractive and welcoming with the folded “V” in it if it did not pull down. Enough said on that.
To the toothpaste tube. In this household we have entered the fray of this issue. For 46 years we have been squeezing and flattening and smoothing out the same tube of toothpaste. One in this household is a ‘mangler’ and the other in this household is a smooth and flat toothpaste user. Most recently, we though happenstance, solved this issue by having two separate tubes of toothpaste. It was not planned it simply happened as we were apart and both wanted clean teeth so the second tube was purchased. It has created much calm and less angst in our bathroom.
Here are the tubes. You decide which one belongs to which resident of this house. I will describe us both and you can assign the tubes to each.
One resident of this house is fastidious. When going out one could assign the word polished to them. Everything is in the right place. There is a look of confidence and sophistication on the surface. In project work this person is methodical. This person carefully considers options and how to create the best outcome for projects or situations. Both projects and situations carefully considered are successful. This person is welcoming and reserved. In the Barbara Walters reference world if this person was a tree they would be a tall strong sleek Cedar.
The other resident of this house hold likes things in order. When going out this person looks put together though leaves one to ponder how long it took. There is confidence in this person though lack of sophistication. In project work this person has many ideas and shares them readily. With the project itself one is left to wonder the method as items are all over the place. While success may be the end result one is left to wonder how it happened. This person is out-going and welcoming. As for the tree reference this person would be a messy weeping Willow flying all over the place in the breeze.
Which tube belongs to the Cedar and which belongs to the Willow?
By the way – The answer to the toothpaste question is definitely individual tubes.
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…