Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mom, the funniest thing just happened

At the orchestra concert REM comes back from the bathroom and says "mom the funniest thing just happened, the wmoan next to me asked for toilet paper".

While this may not amuse most of you, if you are my child this is hysterical. Todays request was proceeded by a unknown toilet user next to me at the local jr high where REM had her basketball game this weekend asked me for toilet paper. Another neighbor heralded her call when I did not respond. Because this good samaritan was not quick enough to deliver the requested paper, unknown woman (who later turned out to be one of the team mates mothers) opened her toilet stall door impatiently stuck her hand out, exposed me to the site of a stranger on the pot and declared she didn't want to feel as if she were camping. After the event she showed no embarassment while we watched the ball game.

This disturbing episode initiated several conversations with my children on being prepared, self embarassment and bathroom etiquette (CEM made up the rule that you should always check to see if there was toilet paper and if you forget to check then you should only ask someone you know-but only then if you were in a number two crisis).

REM's unknown neighbor today made the intimate request even worse by defending her paper request, "I don't need a lot only enough for number one".

8 comments:

Kim Thomas said...
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Kim Thomas said...

Reminds me of the seinfeld episode where Elaine asks for one square and the other person responded that she just couldn't spare the square.

Maybe I'll take that approach next time someone breaks the CEM rule.

Queen B said...

oh, yes, no squares to spare....

CEM is so wise

Amy said...

I often forget to check for paper before entering the stall

Andrea said...

I'm all for checking for paper. First thing I check for is a clean seat then paper....mainly because I feel the need to clean the seat (even if already clean) before I will sit on it. That way I'm pretty much guaranteed that there will be paper.

Diane said...

Good rule CEM. So did she give her some paper?

Anonymous said...

I am all about giving a helping hand and sharing. Mom

Lois said...

I don't think I'd EVER open the door. But Lo-CD carries wet-ones flatpack in her purse, so...it's (usually) all good for my scenarios...