Potty humor? No, not me... but you know what I'm talking about. Any woman who has been married beyond the honeymoon phase knows that a man (husband and/or father) can disappear for extended periods of time into the bathroom for who knows what reason. Do men go in the bathroom to escape their wives, their screaming children, the horror that is being a husband and father (even though we women bear most of the burden)?
I personally cannot fathom how a person could sit willingly on a toilet for so long that one's legs would fall asleep, but whatever the reason is, if they can find sanctuary in one of the smallest rooms in the house, why do so many men seem to demand a "man cave" on top of all of the ones that already exist in the house? They should list houses as "3 bedrooms, 2.5 man caves".
One evening as I was sitting next to a fellow swim mom in a way-too-hot and chlorine-filled mist, we became locked in a battle of whose husband spent more time in the bathroom. Shockingly, I had to admit defeat to her: "My husband spends an hour out of every hour in the bathroom" to my "my husband spends 20 minutes of every hour in the bathroom". I admire you, fellow swim mom... forge on.
As I tipped my hat to her, she told me that her husband used his "time away" to watch episodes of Breaking Bad on his phone using Netflix. Hmmmm... I can't possibly imagine sitting for 45+ minutes on a toilet just to watch TV, but maybe that was his only escape? Regardless, I find their excuses ridiculous: movies, video games, "reading"...
Most of you women can relate to what I'm getting at so if your man tries to request a special "man cave" all for himself and his friends, you can simply point to the bathroom and avoid losing another room to your husband's many "hobbies".
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!