Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fish or Flush?

I really like the earrings I wore today. I made them myself, which means no one else in the world owns them (okay fine, maybe someone else bought the little filigree dangles and gold earhooks at the bead and gem store, but theirs probably don't look exactly like mine...)

Anyway, this afternoon I went to the bathroom (number one) and when I turned around to flush, one of my precious earrings slipped from my ear and fell...in slow motion...as my heart fluttered and I scrambled towards the rim of white porcelain...right onto the paper seat cover. Without hesitation, I quickly snatched it up and stuck it back in my ear hole. Then I thought, Was That Gross?

I mean, the only other thing that actually touched that side of the seat cover was my butt cheek and I know that's clean. At least as clean as my ear. (Read: my rear is as clean as my ear.) So it seemed okay to stick the earhook back in its hole. Truth be told, I was prepared to plunge my hand right into the toilet to retrieve my beloved goldie if necessary. Although I probably wouldn't have written a blog about it if I had. And I probably wouldn't have replaced it directly into my ear.

7 comments:

Jane Moneypenny said...

If it makes you feel better, I dropped my cell phone in the toilet. Twice (clean tank). Two different occasions. Yeah...

Michael C said...

I'd say: no one saw you, so it didn't happen and therefor it could not have been gross.

Lara said...

I totally would have done the same thing. Oh, and I caught my 1 year old son reaching into the toilet right after his sister peed. Nice.

ravioli5111@yahoo.com said...

OK - LMAO - Thinking about the state of our toilets at work!!!! EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

Mel - I love your blog!

Hannah said...

No that's not gross. Now if you had found an earring in there and it was not your earring then that would be pretty nasty.

I have the smallest bathroom known to man so I've had my share of dropping things in the toilet too.

Big Sister said...

I think it's darn funny that you took a picture of the side of your head, so we could all see the beloved earring you are referring to. Nerd Alert....Remind me to disinfect your earrings before I borrow any.

Mel Heth said...

Sister, I needed people to fully understand WHY I would have plunged my hand into the toilet. Those are darn cute earrings.