Look at the toilet paper roll in the picture above. Why would someone leave it that way? What should be easy, everyday tasks are often met with excuses. I was in a hurry. I forgot. I was going to do it later.
For tasks that only take seconds to complete, there is no excuse for not doing them. However, people (men and women) make up excuses for them everyday.
Here are just a few…
Putting the toilet paper roll on backwards. The toilet paper should be facing out, not in. Why would anyone want to pull toilet paper from the back of the roll?
Not replacing the toilet paper. Someone will have to go after you, and I doubt that you’ll want to clean up their mess. So grab a roll and put it on.
Leaving the toilet seat up. It only takes 2 seconds and could save a life, or at the very least a wet bottom.
Dishes left on the counter. Go the extra step and move that dish from the counter to the sink. For an added bonus, go two steps further and put it in the dishwasher.
Not replacing the trash bag. You’ve just earned points for taking out the trash, but you’ll earn extra points if you replace the bag upon your return.
Sock puppets thrown across the floor. If the hamper is within walking distance, put them inside. For more motivation (if needed), make it into a basketball game. Just toss them in. Score!
Hairs (of any kind) left in the sink. That toilet paper that is now put on the correct way, can come in real handy for wiping up hairs in and around the sink. Just rip off a piece, wipe and throw away.
Nail clippings everywhere. These hurt when stepped on! Please for the sake of others’ feet, throw those tiny weapons away. Better yet, save a step by clipping your nails over the trash can.
Shoe train. From high heels, sneakers, to boots, these can all be placed in a nearby closet in less than 1 minute.
What are some tasks in your home that are often met with excuses when left undone?
This post is a part of SoCS, hosted by LindaGHill.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “excuse.” You can use the noun or verb – or both! Enjoy!