There are three things you should know about our bathroom:
1. For a long while we have battled this weird pink film that gathers where there is standing water. I’ve googled it and it’s from an airborne bacteria that loves standing water. The pink gathers around the sink and shower drains and it also grows in the toilet (barf) if it doesn’t get cleaned often enough. It mostly happens in the summer when it’s so humid. This winter it hasn’t happened at all.
2. Different topic. When I get out of the shower, I immediately slather all kinds of stuff on me to keep that moisture LOCKED IN. Chapstick on the lips, lotion on the face and legs, body butter on my weirdly lumpy, dry elbows.
3. Lately I have been finding that pink film in only one spot – the neck of my toothbrush. (barf) I was too embarrassed to show Lloyd because that meant that I was probably the source of the weird pink bacteria. I’m some bacteria-growing mutant unleashing bacterial havoc on the world!
Lloyd saw me wiping my toothbrush with an alcohol-soaked paper towel and asked about it. I showed him the pink film and laid it all out on the line – how apparently I am the source of the evil pink stuff.
He backed slowly out of the bathroom.
Later that very afternoon, while brushing my teeth – after applying more cherry (think about it) chapstick – it all came together.
(sound of mental gears) *grind* *grind* *grind* click.
It’s chapstick. I am an idiot.