Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fruity or Flowery - It Doesn't Really Matter

Do you keep a can of air freshener out (in full view) in your bathroom? This is something I never thought I'd care about, but many things change when a person reaches 40 something. I'm about to get up close and personal but I don't really mean to pry or gross anybody out. We are all friends here and I'm just curious if any of you have really thought about this.

Have you ever been visiting someone's home and had to go to the bathroom - I mean REALLY go to the bathroom? Of course, no one wants to do this at someone else's house, even a friend's, but it does happen, on occasion, out of nowhere to us 40 somethings and beyond. Well, I'll just be frank, it has happened to me on more than one occasion. Here I am at Bunko, at a shower, at a jewelry party, etc. and I find I need to use the facilities. I try to wait it out as long as possible, but finally have to give in and go. Well, there is usually a main bathroom for all the company to use, and then a private bathroom in the master bedroom that I might consider off-limits, depending on how well I know the homeowners. Of course, as soon as I'm done, another person could feel the need to come in immediately behind me. I'm dreading leaving the room in case there is someone waiting just outside the door. The first thing I do when I go in is start looking for any sign of air freshener/room deodorizer, cause you just never know. Once in a blue moon, I find some, but in most cases I do not. This is so embarrassing to me, first of all, having to go, but then having no way to cover up that I went - uuugggghhhh! Now, when I said "in most cases" above, I don't mean to imply that I always have to do "this" when I visit, but in most cases I do have to visit the restroom for a #1, and maybe to re-apply lipstick. Even in these cases, I look around for the can.

Surely I'm not the only one "this" has happened to, but maybe I'm the only one redneck enough to admit it :) Anyway, for a few years now, I've made sure I always have a can of air freshener displayed in my bathroom, and I think everyone should do this. It may not look especially pretty sitting out, but it sure does help a little in an embarrassing situation.
Stuff always happens to me. There was this one time I stopped up a toilet while visiting omeone's home, which was a really mortifying experience, and even a can of air freshener couldn't help, but I'll save that story for another post.
Give this a little thought and maybe if you haven't already, you might soon be adding a new "knick-knack" to your bathroom decor :)
See you later,
PS - I'll understand if none of you want to invite me to your house ;p


Amy said...


Of course, you probably already know, that I have found myself in one (or twenty) embarrassing situations just like this.

So, I not only have a Charmin to go roll...I also have a little air freshener in my purse. (During my time in the Mediterranean, this was a constant issue. Sigh.)

Like you, I have also stopped up toilets...but that is for another comment.;)

And for the record, if you come to my house, there is air freshener and a toilet bowl scrubber at all locations.;)

(((BIG HUGS!)))

P.S. Just between you and me, Mom is going to LOVE this post. said...

Girl, that was HILARIOUS!!!! I'm a FANATIC about having air freshener! When Johnny was smoking, he was always "stealing the one in the bathroom" to "HIDE" the smoke in the kitchen!!!! That is so funny! Amy could tell you a story about me and Kenny! and how he came to call me "Sadie!" Love you girl!
Sandra :)