- Quality of Life & Wellness
Toilet Seat - Up or Down and Other Pressing Issues
Does it make any sense to dress little children without any sexuality different.
Blame it all on my roots I showed up in boots and ruined your black tie affair.
Why the heck are they called "Black Tie" affairs instead of Beautiful Evening Gown affairs? For sure as you poop somehow squatting Women carry the day at well dressed gigs. Maybe a type of misogyny? Maybe just a carry over from when women were property of the man. But that does not explain Cleopatra and Queen Anne. I don't know but I bet Margaret Thatcher was stunning at "Black Tie" affairs. And what about Caroline Kennedy and soon to be first lady trump? And lets not get even started on Oscars going back 70 years. Princess Grace anyone. (we are leaving James Bond out of this picture.)
A fun fact - I have more shoes than my well dressed wife. Albeit some of my cowboy boots are 30 years old and she not with one pair over 2. Oh the attire of us humans. When did tribal women start covering their breasts. That is weird when juxtaposed against my man boobs.
Alright Toilet Seats and Car Seats
Now being quite the male and female house there are some things that carry over from one generation to another. Here it is the husbands job to maintain, clean, gas and open doors on the wife's automobile. Maybe chauvinistic. But it is somehow not just the husband's job to put the seat up closer to the wheel but he is a jerk for not doing so. That makes absolutely no sense. But he does it anyway as a courtesy and to avoid emotional conflict.
How many times have you heard about a woman complaining that a man does not put the toilet seat down? It is not just an anecdote it is just socially mandated that he does. And he is a bad man if he leaves it up. What kind of crap is that? (semi pun intended) Why is it that the man does not get to get all upset for the woman leaving it down? This publicly social attitude carries into a husband and wife's private poo poo room which should be as sacrosanct as the bedroom.
Sorry to tell you folks but two males live in this home. Dad made it abundantly clear early on that the minority woman does not have the right to be upset if the seat is up. Sometimes you just have to draw the line and anything else would be codependency. In this house the man cleans the toilet and adjusts any plumbing flow or plugged flow issues. The least the woman can do is adjust the seat to her minority held position. Perhaps a lesson for society -- perhaps not.
Alright this takes us to the next bathroom craziness. In any house and most public places the toilet is cleaned with sanitizing agents more than anything like a key board or desk top. In fact far more often than a man's tie. The first point is so clear. I have never ever met a tie that had been washed regularly. Doctors wear ties. That is insanity. You want a whole bushel of germs and viruses. Just kiss your doctor's tie.
I can tell you right now that you cringe at the idea of licking a toilet seat in your home. I would. But if given the choice between that and a coworkers computer key board or desk, the toilet seat wins every time. Did you know that you can drink your own sterile urine? Here is a fun one. A clear known fact is that the best way to clean your hands is some soap and rinsing them for at least 30 seconds. And here is the kicker. Most hospital auto flow faucets only stay on for 20 seconds.
A newspaper inner pages are more sterile than your steering wheel. Given about 20 days the human will adjust to temperatures between of about 63 to 82 without need for cooling or heating. It takes a healthy sea level dweller about 5 days to adjust to a mile high. Tetanus which most people get a shot to prevent, from rusty nails and the like does not grow above a mile high.
Friends in Low Places???
Shoes, pajamas and "underwear".
Way less than 1/3 of the world thinks it is appropriate to wear your shoes indoors most of the time. If you think of it - why would you? Yuk! Along those lines, most Americans only go barefoot for about 1 hour of awake time each day. And we all know that is not good.
Fun story. A National Geographic writer had traveled the world investigating why certain clothes were worn in certain places. Clearly bathing suits and Arctic folks were obvious. But he came across an American Cowboy. The cowboy explained things like his "ten gallon hat" used to water his horse sometimes and to keep the harsh sun off. The bandanna for dust or cooling. The chaps for protection while riding through brush country and to avoid gouging by steer horns. The snaps on the shirt to avoid ripping and sewing on buttons. But the cowboy was wearing tennis shoes. When asked about the apparel he simply replied that it was so no one thought he was a truck driver. (if you get it good, if not I can explain)
Pajamas are interesting. If your house is heated or cooled to 72 degrees why would you wear pajamas? As we see now days - even in grocery stores young women often are wearing their comfy pajamas. OK that is fine -- but then why would we call them pajamas still?
The US fought a protracted military conflict in Southeast Asia which they pretty much lost. The most up to date military stuff was used. Huge fire power rained down on the enemy. Jets of all kinds, tanks of all kinds, bad ass helicopters were used along with amazing river boats. Guess what, the folks that beat the Americans wore pajamas into battle. Just saying.
Many males nowadays show off their "underwear", making it outerwear. Really trousers that sink below the butt crack line. We used to make fun of fat plumbers for that. But what I bet you do not know and I hope you have never been there to find out is where the fashion statement comes from. Prison. Yes. Many prisons and especially jails do not give prisoners the obvious weapon and hanging tool called the belt. And really most do not put you in a jumpsuit. (although that has changed mostly the prisoner still may wear his tied around the waste) No belt = pants dropping down. Strange is more reality than normal?
Most mourned Prince -- I mourned this great provider of love through music Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole. Wish I could have been there for his ocean celeb
Some folk really are there for us. Be his brother!
Let me just leave this with some thoughts that may only make sense to me.
Why does man insist we only learn from one great God or leader, instead of insisting that we learn from many?
Horrible names and labels and condemnation fire all around. Yet most believe in just variances of the same respect for each other?
Considering all blood,, my son is not the same race as I am. And more importantly I do not run the same race as my father and now my son runs a better race than I. This is the perfect evolution.
Why do we say that "we do not see eye to eye", perhaps it is just me but I look my wife in the eye when we disagree.
Are we really so ignorant that we consider oneness to mean physical contact.
Is it wrong to say my father "lives in my heart" even though he gave up the restriction of his body long ago as though it was an addiction.
Well anyway, peace and growth be upon you as I have much schooling today. Hard studying and paying attention as my six year old teaches me how to live.