We’re on a roll …

My dear OH does like an orderly life, bless him. Pity he is stuck with me, because I am not orderly. However, I do replace the toilet rolls if they are empty – or even nearly empty – so hold that thought for a moment.

A few days ago, I went up to the bathroom to perform my ablutions, and noticed that there was a piece of text stuck to the backboard of the shelf where we keep the toilet paper. I peered closer, and this is what I read:

Well, as I thought about this, I noted that this shelf is to the left of our most convenient piece of porcelain, and I glanced thoughtfully at the immobilising sling which confines my left arm.

And what I thought was “Hmm”. Bearing in mind that I do replace the rolls when necessary and I can’t use my left arm at the moment, was this little ditty not lacking just a tad in empathy? Not to mention that it had a distinctly admonitory edge to it.

I took a deep breath and wrote a poem of my own. And that’s why there are now two pieces of paper taped to the backboard of the shelf.

Nobody can say that life is dull in our house!

13 thoughts on “We’re on a roll …

  1. Carol 30th November 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Laughing now.

    • Jay 2nd December 2017 / 1:50 pm

      So did I! 🙂

  2. Kathy G 1st December 2017 / 1:30 am

    HA! Fast thinking on your part.

    • Jay 2nd December 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Living with OH for over 40 years now.I’ve had a lot of practice!

  3. nick 1st December 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Jenny and I can boast exemplary behaviour re toilet rolls. We replace them the moment they run out, and there are always at least two spare rolls on the window sill (and we have a bathroom, a cloakroom and an en suite). I hope OH is now being a bit more sympathetic to your reaching dilemma….

    • Jay 2nd December 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Ha – yes, he’s been amazing while I’ve been going through this, actually. I regularly get told off for doing things he thinks I shouldn’t do. This is just one of the ways we joke with each other. The deal is that he has his two rolls on the shelf, and I have one down on the pipe trunking to the right. It’s all good!

  4. Valerie Daggatt 2nd December 2017 / 10:14 am

    Loved this. I have one toilet roll in use and one nestling in a fancy basket on the windowsill. Sadly, there is no-one to argue with or write little rhymes.

    • Jay 2nd December 2017 / 1:58 pm

      I’m so sorry, Valerie, it must be tough. I’ve actually forbidden OH to go first because I’m not sure how I’d manage without him. He, of course, has also forbidden me to go first. We know it will come for one of us, sadly. My poor mother lost two husbands, so … 🙁

    • Jay 2nd December 2017 / 6:09 pm

      The poetry could’ve been more romantic, though, couldn’t it? Still, I suppose it’s better that texting each other from the smallest room. 😀

      Thanks for popping over!

  5. LL Cool Joe 2nd December 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Haha, that is hilarious. I was going to say that not having a spare loo roll is a pain in the arse, but the sounds a little bit too literal. 😀

    • Jay 2nd December 2017 / 6:10 pm

      It may be a bit literal, but I think OH would agree with you! Thanks for visiting – your blog is great!

  6. Rob Lenihan 4th December 2017 / 4:03 am

    Perhaps you should both consider writing greeting cards?

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