Sunday, March 25, 2007

4 out of 5 dentists recommend I be committed.

I was brushing my teeth last night -- standing in front of the mirror, mentally reviewing my day and thinking about how well I am holding up in the face of adversity. How proud I am! Hanging in there! Organized and peaceful! And a healthy smile to boot!

Rinse, spit, etc. As I was leaning over the sink, I noticed that there was a little bit of gunk collecting around the metal ring of the drain. Ew. I finished brushing, grabbed rubber gloves and some Soft Scrub from under the sink, and tried to clean it out with my finger. No go. I keep an old toothbrush under the sink for just such an emergency, so I pulled it out, gave the drain a good scrubbing, and, because I was feeling industrious, walked over to the bathtub as well and spiffed it up. Returned to the sink, gave the toothbrush a rinse to get the crud off, and then, again repeating affirmations on my wisdom and strength, stuck that nasty-ass toothbrush in my mouth. AS IF IT WAS MY REGULAR TOOTHBRUSH.

It's a whole new kind of gross.

9 comments:

emlam said...

I have no words.

wait. here's a mint?

deadman said...

My sincerest condolences. They do say that you learn something new every day.

BOSSY said...

Bossy's toothbrush is plenty gunky without the whole metal ring of the drain fiasco. That's because she likes to chew on it while posting comments on other blogs. And the toothbrush takes it out on her by depositing little toothbrush hairs on her tongue.

mike macgirvin said...

My first thought is to say something like "It could've been worse...".

But then I'm drawing a blank.

OK, How about this - at least you didn't scrub that other porcelain bowl with it... (did you?)

Chrlane said...

You can use this! You can recollect this foul memory whenever life rubs you the wrong way. And it will put all other bad experiences into proper perspective!:)

kellypea said...

I would so do this. Sort of like the toothbrush in my car that never gets rinsed after I use it. Bacteria and heat? Totally gross.

Lisa said...

ewww, kellypea. You may have out-grossed me.

slouching mom said...

eww, kellypea. eww, lisa.

please excuse me while i go get some listerine.

Jackal said...

Oh priceless!!