Friday, January 30, 2009
I cleaned the master bathroom today before work. A good cleaning, not one of those declutter and spit ones, you know, where after you pick up all the old newspapers, empty shampoo bottles, and old beer cans, you spit on a toothpaste splatter on the mirror and rub it off with your elbow.
Anyway, it’s my bathroom and if that’s how I want to clean it, it’s OK with me. Who else is gonna use it besides me and ol’ point and shoot himself? (And I’m talking about your new gun here, dear.) ;)
Anyway, I was scrubbing the terlet and wondering how many different terlets I had scrubbed in my lifetime, in how many different houses, in how many different towns and states, and how many times I had scrubbed each terlet, added together for a total number of…what? I don’t know but as the old saying goes, “If I had a nickel…!” Personally, I think I’d be a zillionaire!
Anyway, my sink drain was looking a little peaked, so I took the wire terlet scrubber to it and that made me wonder how long germs stay alive on such things. Would last scrubbing’s germs have died out by now? Dried out from lack of moisture? Come back to life after rehydration? That kind of bothered me so I took one of the toothbrushes my dentist gives me and starting using that on the drain. I don’t use those toothbrushes on my teeth but I make sure I get one each and every time I visit my dentist. They are so good for things like this.
Anyway, I use an electric toothbrush on my pearly yellows. The dentist doesn’t read my blog so I’m not cutting off my supply here. He's up on dentistry but not so much on computers. But as I was scrubbing away at the built-up minerals on the drain (minerals, I said. Not dirt!), I noticed engraving I’d never seen before. Of course, that made me scrub harder with the toothbrush but not much happened so I went back to the wire terlet scrubber which I’m sure was by then germ free after the air had sanitized it and I scrubbed again until all the words were clear, although rather dull looking.
It stated, “Do not use harsh chemicals or wire terlet scrubbers on this drain.”
Anyway, what I want to know is should I scrub IT Guy’s sink drain with the wire terlet scrubber too so both sinks look alike? Please hurry with your answer. IT Guy gets home at 5:20.