Monday, November 13, 2017

A New Day Dawning

So I was throwing something away in my bathroom the other day when I spotted something strange in the trash. I looked closer. Could it be? Was it possible?

Yes, it was.

Um, don't look at that expiration date, okay? I said, DON'T LOOK.

Larry THREW AWAY AN EMPTY TUBE OF TOOTHPASTE. Long-time readers of this blog will know that this is an event which is about as frequent as the appearance of Haley's Comet. In fact, I have always been the one in this marriage who finally discards a squeezed-out tube and replaces it with a new one. It's as if we've been playing an ongoing game of Chicken for the past 27 years, a game that I have repeatedly lost.

This means, of course, that anything is now possible in my marriage. ANYTHING. Maybe Larry will purchase a household item without first creating several spreadsheets documenting the pros and cons of every similar product on the market. Or perhaps he will someday refrain from embarking on some household maintenance task a mere 2 hours before a major social event. It might even mean that - dare I say it? - Larry will at some point admit that a bagel slicer is NOT a wise birthday present for one's spouse.

I know - I'm just talking crazy now. But a girl can dream, can't she?


  1. Oh I forgot about the bagel slicer! Ha! But yes I I think the door is swinging open for all kinds of possibilities now!

  2. Will wonders never cease? (Of course, you retrieved the toothpaste tube from the trash to photograph it like an experienced blogger.)

  3. I don't know-- I think he could have gotten a bit more out of that tube.

    1. My first thought was that you were going to be upset because he threw out a non-empty tube!

  4. Miraculous! I totally know that feeling of amazement--once in a blue moon D will recycle something appropriately or take out the trash. It's quite a feat.

  5. I'm a sensodyne user too! I too anticipated a post about prematurely tossing toothpaste. So glad to hear that husbands are capable of learning. Does anyone else have a hubby who freaks out if kids share his toothpaste? He fears germ sharing. And he wasn't raised an only child or anything!

  6. LOL I'm always like wait that isn't empty yet!!