Conversations

I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.

How To

“Am I  the only one in this house who knows how to change the roll of toilet paper?” I called out.

It fell upon deaf ears.

Nobody cared.

And apparently I am.  The only one who knows how.

Here is an instructive how-to.

For the sake of my family.  Because pictures are worth a bunch of words.

This is an empty toilet paper roll.  It's easy to identify by the absence of any usable toilet paper on the tube.

This is an empty toilet paper roll. It’s easy to identify by the absence of any usable toilet paper on the tube.

Gently pull one end of the rod towards the other.  There's a magic spring inside that allows the rod to compress.

Gently pull one end of the rod towards the other. There’s a magic spring inside that allows the rod to compress.

Pull the rod itself off the assembly.  This allows one to...

Pull the rod itself off the assembly. This allows one to…

dispose of the empty tube.

dispose of the empty tube.

Hold onto the rod.  You'll need that for the next step.

Hold onto the rod. You’ll need that for the next step.

Leave the empty tube in the garbage.  (I really don't think it's recyclable, Dad.)

Leave the empty tube in the garbage. (I really don’t think it’s recyclable, Dad.)

Put a new roll of toilet paper on the tube.

Put a new roll of toilet paper on the tube.

Put a new roll of toilet paper on the rod.  Insert one end of the rod back into the assembly on the wall.

 Insert one end of the rod back into the assembly on the wall.

Compress the magic spring again to get the other end of the rod in place.

Compress the magic spring again to get the other end of the rod in place.

Voila!  Toilet ready for use by the next person. And yes, I happen to like the toilet paper coming over the top, not from the bottom.

Voila! Toilet ready for use by the next person.
And yes, I happen to like the toilet paper coming over the top, not from the bottom.

Adding a sense of magic — in the compressible rod — makes it seem fun, right?

Now there are no excuses from anyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

4 comments on “How To

  1. beingnenne
    September 5, 2013

    Hahahahahaaha! Yes, that ought to do..:)

    • sarahlangdon
      September 5, 2013

      I’ll be shocked if it works. They NEVER change the toilet paper.

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. catterel
    September 5, 2013

    One picture worth 100 words!! My ex-husband used to get very irate if the toilet roll was the wrong way round – sadly, I could never remember which way he liked it. May have been a contributory factor to the breakdown of our marriage – after 35 years he just couldn’t take it any more 😀

  3. Annana
    September 6, 2013

    I like the toilet paper coming over the top, too. I always knew we were kindred spirits ; )

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on September 5, 2013 by in Family conversation and tagged , , , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Calendar

September 2013
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  
%d bloggers like this: