toothbrushSo Friday I got ready to spend the weekend at a friend’s, got myself organized, and everything’s great.  PJs, check.  ProActiv, check.  Weekend work and Loretta Chase, double check.  All is well.

Until Friday night arrives and I realize I’ve forgotten my toothbrush and toothpaste.  And here’s the situation:

  • I do not magically discover a toothbrush at the bottom of my laptop case, my purse, or my overnight bag.
  • My friend has no extra toothbrushes.
  • I have no chewing gum and my friend does not own mouthwash (not that I would anyway, because that stuff is gross).
  • My friend lives 20-minutes’ drive from town, which, being a rural town (duh)…
  • Doesn’t have any kind of shop that sells a toothbrush at 9pm.

Might seem unnecessary drama to you, but I hate – HATE – going to bed untoothbrushed.  It is just a fact of life for me.  I go to bed feeling clean.  End of story.  Without a toothbrush, what do I do?

Simple: Do as they used to, and use a washcloth.  Takes a bit of manoeuvring and contorting (cause thick flannel + back molars = WTH), but if it does the job, then I don’t care.

I would, however, draw the line at flossing with my hair.

Any interesting improvisations you remember when necessity struck?

– Jean AAR

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I live in Seattle, Washington and work as a legal assistant. I remember learning to read (comic strips) at a young age and nowadays try to read about 5-6 books a week. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and enjoy exploring smaller towns off the tourist track though London is my favorite city in the world.