Monday, September 1, 2008

Toothpaste Wars

Some couples fight over the toothpaste tube; they disagree over where to squeeze: bottom, middle, top. It's an ongoing battle, comparable to people who like the toilet paper to roll from the top versus the bottom.

Garry and I do not fight over the tube. In fact, we do not have fights over toothpaste at all. Yet.

Because we certainly have a problem, and it is getting worse.

Garry starts a new tube of toothpaste before the old one is completely gone. And it drives me a little crazy. You should finish the old one, I mean really finish the old one, I mean wring every useable portion of toothpaste out of the tube before you move on to a new one. It's just the responsbile thing to do.

Apparently Garry disagrees. He does not throw away the old tube and thus I am allowed to completely finish it off, but I think it's rather selfish to delve into a new one and leave your spouse to do the dirty work.

Right now we have three tubes of toothpaste stacked in our holder. Tell me that's not a little ridiculous.


Garry said...

It's true. I admit it. Though that third tube I started using during my TDY this past week.

I wouldn't say it is a war...
Check out September 2008 Ensign,
"Toothpaste on the Mirror" article. It'll put this Toothpaste War into perspective :)
"Small things have a way of growing large when we dwell on them."
"I learned from this experience the need for forgiveness and tolerance in our relationships, and I honestly try to be more forgiving in my own. It seems such a waste of time to fret about small offenses. There are more important things to worry about than toothpaste on the mirror."

Natalie C. said...

Oh I can save this relationship. :)

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