normaltoilet history

2004-01-07 at 8:14 a.m.

The history of “normal toilet” began with Erica and Sam. It was one of those Saturdays when the whole house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom, and so the chores were split up. Sam, lucky boy, was tasked with cleaning the downstairs bathroom…the one all the teenagers used.

Sam, being all of 10, and not sure if he was up for the arduous task, set out. Not fifteen minutes later he announced to Erica that he was done. “Impossible!” was Erica’s first thought. There was no way all that grime could have been cleaned in that amount of time, and knowing Sam’s relaxed approach and easy-going spirit, she thought she better inspect his work.

Opening the bathroom door, Erica was greeted with a sight that was…well…not what she hoped, but what she expected. Toothpaste splashes on the mirror, hair in the shower drain, and EEEW, the haunting yellow splashes under the toilet seat.

“This is not clean! Look!” pointing to the mirror and other fixtures. “When it is clean, it should look like no one has used this room. Come back and get me when you think this room is CLEAN.”

An hour later, Sam found Erica once again. “Is it clean this time?” she prodded.


“Are you sure?”

“Yes. It’s clean.”

“No hair in the shower drain?”


“No splashes on the mirror?”

“No” (feeling a little picked on.)

“No “spots” under the toilet seat?”

With a semi wax-on/wax-off hand movement, “No, it’s just NORMAL TOILET”.

And that is how, in our family “normal toilet” came to mean that all is well and as it should be.

bEfOrE ~ AftEr

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