Monday, September 04, 2006


Nope, not a discussion of SOAP (Service Oriented whatever). I'm a software developer but, for the most part, I don't write about it because it doesn't interest me much these days.

A few nights ago I had occasion to visit the upstairs bathroom. I use the word bathroom in the Australian sense; it really does contain a bath and a shower. If, incidentally, it also contains a 'throne' that's serendipity.

This was Morgan and Andrews bathroom and pretty much their own territory. Because it contains the only bath in the house Sonya might occasionally visit but I usually never do save to turn off the light. What is it about teenagers and a congenital inability to turn off the damn light???

It's now solely Andrews bathroom due to the most fortunate circumstance of Morgan not living here anymore.

So I was up there the other night as aforesaid and I couldn't help but notice that there was nary a sign of soap. Not even soap residue. Hmmm, this needed investigation.

Andrew admitted, under deep interrogation, that he's been showering for the past three weeks without soap. Why? It seems that he can't be bothered coming downstairs and asking for some. *shrug* I didn't think I was quite *that* unapproachable!

Of course this does explain why his showers take 20 minutes! And there I was thinking of other explanations! :-)


Anonymous said...

<< and a congenital inability to turn off the damn light? >>

Can you add a separate meter to his bathroom - perhaps even a fake one that you pick up in a yard sale for $1 - and take it off his pocket money?

Rob said...

Pocket money? He doesn't get any! I'm not sure why - it's just been that way ever since I've lived here. He doesn't seem to need any either. *shrug*

Anonymous said...

Is pocket money not an American thing? Guy