Monday, August 2, 2010

Not a Square to Spare

Dear Hubs,

It has come to my attention that once again, you have had a challenge that you could not complete.

While I realize that changing the toilet paper roll is an overwhelmingly difficult task, I really and truly believe in my heart that you are (ready for this . . .) able to do it. So, the next time that the roll empties, you only have to do the following.

1) Determine that the roll is,in fact, empty. You will know this when you reach for a square of Charmin, and your hand comes up empty.

2) Locate the spare rolls in the bathroom vanity. I have made this step relatively easy for you. The spare rolls of paper are all white and sitting on the open shelf of the vanity. You do not even have to move any items to locate them.

3) Grab a spare roll, and (here is where it gets a bit tricky) exchange the empty cardboard sleeve with the full, brand-new roll.

And, voila!

A full and beautiful, brand new roll of toilet paper!

So, my dear, please accept this challenge. I know that you can do it, despite it's seemingly difficult manuevers.

Your loving wife,


PS On a side note, if you decide not to accept the challenge, I have decided to hide all of the spare rolls of paper in a location unknown to you, and you will have to fend for yourself, and rough it, if you will. Because, frankly my dear, in the words of Elaine (my favorite Seinfeld character) . . . I don't have a square to spare!

****** And, since a good embarrassing story is a great ice breaker at parties, I am joining LambAround's party today! :) Go check out the other party goers!


  1. I love it! That might be my #2 pet peeve of all time right behind pathological interrupters.

    Juliette Samuel

  2. My entire family suffers from this disease. Do you know of a cure? SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

    So, What Happens Then?

  3. Try being in a household where you are the ONLY girl. I will soon have three boys in the house to deal's not nice falling in the toilet @ 2AM with the lights off because the toilet seat was yet again left in the up position. :)

  4. Do you mind sending an email to my husband with this attached to it? That would be super.

  5. Stopping by from SITS!
    This is really funny. In my house the argument is not necessarily about changing it out but about which way it should hang... Over the top or down the back.

  6. I am THE ONLY person in my house who changes the tp roll. Or puts the toilet seat down. Very frustrating.

  7. I'm NOT laughing at this because, in our home, I'm the one who refuses to put the roll on the holder. I just perch it on top.

    (Note to self: NEVER EVER let Mr. Jenners see this post.)

  8. This is great... Some people really struggle with this. Seems like a simple task to me, but what do I know??

    And I have FINALLY updated my outdated blog and added you to my blogroll- hooray!

  9. Sitsgal.My husband used to do the same thing all the time.

    It took years before he converted me. That's right, I fell to the dark side. Happened when this toilet paper unroller appeared in our life. When she gets old enough, I'll be able to bring myself back to the good side, toilet paper in hand.:)

  10. Hee hee! Stopping by from SITS and glad I did. While my man is usually very good about changing the roll, he recently broke the toilet paper holder (no idea how he did this, extreme zealousness perhaps), so now we just perch the roll on the edge of the sink.

  11. Yaaaaaay! Thanks for linking to me! :)
    I just watched this episode of Seinfeld yesterday. What are the odds?

  12. following va lambAround's blog hop.
    awesome post.

    xxx love from the UK

  13. Visiting from the Blog Hops! Stop by when you get the chance and show some love. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and a Wandering Wednesday blop hop and I would love if you could join in.


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