Now it is true that I’m prone to having a rant, its also true that I like things to be a certain way but that way is in their proper place and neat!
I guess that being in pain 24/7 hasn’t been helpful as I can be even more of a grump, but I do always try to have a moan with humour thrown in but it depends on who is on the receiving end as to whether it’s taken well.

My wife generally agrees with how things should be and my daughters have grown up knowing how to keep things nice, the problem is when you add my daughters boyfriend. A mix of being young and…  Well I don’t know whether it’s stubbornness or laziness?

The toothpaste tube, now here lies the main source of my rants!

Yes every morning I enter the bathroom and I’m faced by this sight, so of course that’s my day off to a bad start before I have even had my morning wee.
This to me is one of the greatest crimes that modern day society has to suffer, a once perfect tube all smooth and perfect is now creased and mauled like a silverback gorilla has grabbed it, of course it’s then playing on my mind and so I have to try and restore it to its former pristine condition.
Luckily it’s not a metal tube because that would take a lot of work, me sat there in my wheelchair and toothbrush in hand, tube pressed against the tiles and using the toothbrush handle to smooth it out, slowly flattening the used part and folding it perfectly.

The second insult is that the creased violated tube is sat on the sink and yet 12 inches above it is a glass shelf where the toothbrushes and toothpaste tube reside, but this action of raising an arm a whole 12 inches to return the toothpaste to its rightful place is apparently too much effort!

I have tried to educate, I have tried moaning and yelling but still my morning urination is hindered by the sight of this tube laid out like a scene from CSI, so each and every morning I straighten it and place it that extra 12 inches higher onto its proper place.

Every day thousands of toothpaste tubes are squeezed in the middle, it is a crime that is going on under the noses of everyday people and it is a crime that is going unpunished. So please I beg you, if you are a squeezer please stop, its uncivilised, its anti-social and its hurting those around you!

Until next time!

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

5 thought on “Toothpaste tube etiquette?”
  1. This made me laugh. I must admit I can be a squeezer but I always straighten my mess after me. Oh and the toilet roll definitely has to go the right way round! This one really annoys me lol

  2. I don’t have that problem any longer as ‘hubby’ buys the pump type.
    My greatest gripe is toilet rolls put on the holder the WRONG WAY! Luckily hubby and I are of the same mindset but visiting his mother or anyone else, I just have to put it so as the loose flap you need to pull is at the front and being pulled up towards you.
    These people who have it hanging backwards against the wall drive me crazily insane and I will even alter it in other people’s homes.

    1. I agree that is just not right, not a problem now but years ago in outside toilets or damp houses the toilet roll would get damp when placed wrong way round. Its still not okay now though lol

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