Thursday, July 23, 2015

Toothpaste Chronicles

This week is kicking my butt - I'm sick, the girls' band camp concert is today, we actually have tickets to the taping of "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" this evening, David gets his wisdom teeth removed tomorrow, and we are supposed to head out on a short jaunt to a campground near the beach on Sunday.

Whew - I need to lie down just from typing that.

So I leave you with the handy reminder that the more things change, the more they remain the same. As long-time readers know, Larry - born with frugal New Englander blood in his veins - has a penchant for getting the most out of a toothpaste tube.  Not once in our almost quarter-century-long marriage has he ever had to be the one to procure a fresh tube from the linen closet.  This past week was no different:



The tube on the bottom? Mine.  Larry's still using the other one. And I still can't decide whether that is cute or irritating...

14 comments:

  1. Again I wonder if Larry and my husband are the same person.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 23, 2015

    Sheese, this was about toothpaste! What happened to allow the Jesus blog to come on? I love Jesus, but I clicked the link to read my dear friend's blog about mom-dom, wife-dom, and her hilarious takes on everyday life. I know she's a good Catholic, but when a response comment is 5X longer than the original post, somebody's been hijacked.

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    1. Well, I made it disappear. What is odd is that another comment that was supposed to be there (it shows up in my email inbox also) isn't. And that spam comment didn't show up in my email. Weird. Anyway, thanks for the heads up, whoever you are!

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  3. D and I each have our own tube because we are different squeezers. It really helped our marriage.

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  4. I came home from 3 weeks away to find the old, pretty much used up, squeezed up tube plus 2 trial sized tubes, plus the new tube all sitting on "my side" of the bathroom counter. Not sure why they couldn't make it to the trash or if I was supposed to be aware of the toothpaste and brushing usage that went on in my absence. Odd.

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    1. Oh, don't even mess with my side of the bathroom counter. That makes this (slightly OCD) girl very angry.

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  5. Separate tubes is definitely a marriage-saver. I'm married to one of those "leave the tube gooey" people. Shouldn't this have been a question on Match.com?

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    1. Good call! Someone should look into adding it onto those questionnaires.

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  6. AnonymousJuly 24, 2015

    If you unroll the almost used up tube and then cut the bottom off, there is usually enough toothpaste left for several more brushings - which I am embarrassed to know - therefore I shall remain anonymous. Happy camping, and brushing!

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  7. 3 out of 4 people in my family are incapable of throwing away the tube of toothpaste. They just toss it into the back of the closet and grab another one. Most of the tubes they throw in the back are half full.

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  8. I'm sort of intrigued by the comments that mention "sides of the counter." Five of us share one bathroom (with one sink, and whatever space is immediately around it), so the struggle is to remind everyone to put everything away and keep all of it as clear as possible. We end up having lots of types of toothpaste because one person can't stand mint, another likes a bottle instead of a tube....

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  9. OMG. I am Team Larry on this one, girl. I make that tube work.

    Hope you're feeling better ♥

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  10. I am willing to squeeze every last useable speck out of the tube, but do NOT leave it on the counter. (Mostly because we don't have a counter... darn pedestal sink...)

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