A few weeks ago, when we decided to replace the ancient toilet seat whose finish was wearing off, we discovered that there is such a thing as a toilet seat with a silent slow-closing hinge. Wow! We could have really used this back when the Teenage Toilet Seat Slammer would wake us up late at night, creeping silently in at curfew, only to bang down the seat after using the bathroom adjacent to our bedroom. (Of course, without that noise, we’d have been even less likely to know if he actually got home on time.) Since the Teenage Toilet Seat Slammer will still be spending holidays and summer vacation with us, at least for the foreseeable future, it seemed worthwhile for our new toilet seat to be the strong, silent type.
So I bought a new seat, and installed it, and I was entertained enough by the slow-closing action (and by how easy it is to take videos with my new phone) that I recorded it and sent it to E.
Fast-forward several days. E’s department was having its quarterly meeting, which is always en exercise in tedium. She texted me partway through the meeting to comment on how bored she was, and that she and her manager were looking at cat pictures on her phone. I sent E a few more cat pictures, then suggested if she got really bored, she could show her manager the toilet lid video.
Her response: “I already did.”
Now there’s a hallmark of a boring meeting: you’d rather watch a video of a toilet seat lid silently closing!
And so, in case any of you out there are ever stuck in equally boring meetings in equally desperate need of entertainment, here’s the video: