November 16, 2003

Look on my observational humor, ye mighty, and despair

So I bought a new toothbrush yesterday, and I was resting it upon the thingy above the sink that has a cup holder and six little rectangular holes in it, I wondered: given that the average girth of toothbrushes seems to be steadily increasing, do new bathrooms have bigger holes in those little ledges? Because for probably a decade now, I have never lived anywhere in which my toothbrushes fit in the toothbrush holders. The toothbrushes lay across the cup holder, and the cup sits on the edge of the sink. And then there are six vestigial holes that serve no purpose. I picture many confused conversations with the next generation of children: "Daddy, why are there six holes on the toothbrush ledge?" "Well, Timmy, it's a sad story..."

Won't someone think of the children?

Posted by Francis at 11:48 AM

You aren't the only person who noticed the obsolesce of toothbrush holes. In fact, that other someone, Henry Petrosky, wrote a book about it (Small Things Considered). But he seems to serious to be concerned about Timmy.

Posted by: Ugarte at December 1, 2003 11:56 AM

"Too serious". I really need to slow down when I type these things. If I go too fast I just end up looking dum

Posted by: Ugarte at December 1, 2003 11:57 AM

Oh, well, as it turns out, Rose is a big fan of Petrosky's "The Book on the Bookshelf"; I'll have to check out "Small Things Considered". (And I mean "check out" in the literal sense, since I'll probably get it at the library.) Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Francis at December 1, 2003 02:08 PM