Monday, January 18, 2010

I should probably put a disclaimer in here – I do write about real life. If you happen to find yourself in some of my blog posts (don’t worry, I won’t mention any names) that just means you’ve been a memorable (and probably humorous) part of my life. You should feel blessed.




I’m borrowing a statement one lady once said to me, “If I become famous and anyone asks me if my house was clean, you tell them it was lived in.” That is probably a pretty fair assessment of my own house. It isn’t perfect, but it’s healthy.
At least it appears healthy enough for people to feel comfortable enough to stop by, unannounced to use my bathroom. I know, you think I’m kidding, but I’m not. Apparently my bathroom is a hot spot in our town.

Years ago, one person would stop to use my bathroom on regular basis. I didn’t think too much of it. Then a couple more people started to stop by my house to, yep, you guessed it, to use my bathroom. Apparently the word was getting out that I have some awesome bathroom. Maybe it was my choice of toilet paper, but I don’t really know for sure. Next thing I know there are people stopping to use my bathroom just because they think it’s funny!

Here’s one you probably won’t believe – a friend stopped by one hot summer day to use my shower because she was overheated! Yes, you read it right – my shower. The funny thing was that both my showers were out of commission. She probably thought I was just making up an excuse. The previous week our downstairs shower began leaking, right before company came for four days, convenient! While company was visiting, the upstairs bathroom sent a torrent of water downstairs into my dining room. When my friend stopped to use my shower, it was the next day, which did not allow my husband enough time to fix either bathroom. She had to make do with a cool washcloth.

One summer, we went to the beach with some friends, however, we ended up staying in different hotels. One night while they were out perusing on the boardwalk, we received a phone call. “We have to go to the bathroom and your hotel is closer. Do you mind if we stop?” People want to use my bathroom even when I’m on vacation!

The lesson here? There isn’t one. It just goes to show that real life is better than fiction.

Next time, I’ll answer the question: “Does a tree make any noise when it falls if no one is there to hear it?”

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