Did you ever go to get ready for bed and realize that someone else had recently used your toothbrush? You can tell because if it's wet and you haven't brushed recently, that means somebody used it. Yeah? Well, me too. It happened to me just the other day.
There are three other people in the house, so I can't necessarily say who the culprit was, but I have my suspicions. I am mainly suspicious of the hub, but with two kids, who can really be sure?
This wasn't just any accidental toothbrush using, however. This one was one of the worst I've ever experienced. The offender didn't just use my toothbrush, they left - gulp - debris in it! Gross!
Hock, ack, urp, hurl, ouck, oaghuh.
I'm sorry, but this kind of thing cannot be taken lightly.
I didn't even bother trying to approach the old whodunnit line of questioning. Nobody will ever admit to it, especially with debris left behind, so I knew it would be fruitless to even ask. So, I did the proper thing. I went out and bought a new toothbrush.
You would think that I would throw away the old toothbrush, but no. I was nice and thought, "Okay, somebody obviously mistook this for their toothbrush and now they might continue to use it. Fine. I don't have cooties. They can have it." I decided that way, they could accidentally use it at any time and I would not be offended. I cleaned up the debris and put it back in the holder.
I then took my new toothbrush and put it in a new secret location so that nobody could ever accidentally use my toothbrush again and leave debris in it. I was so wise! It worked like a charm and boy, did it ever feel good to have an undefiled toothbrush again!
Last night was another late night and I groggily dragged myself into the bathroom do my evening routine and get ready for bed. I looked at myself in the mirror. Oh no. It couldn't be! Sadly, it was. Out of habit, I had grabbed the old toothbrush. My stomach turned slightly and then I thought, "Oh well, it's already in my mouth and my teeth are half brushed, so I'd might as well finish."
Luckily, I was able to go to bed without any further distress and my plan is to continue to use my new toothbrush. What would you have done if this happened to you?