I’m having some of my mineral levels tested next week, so I’m supposed to avoid my usual mineral-related supplements for a few days in advance so as not to throw off the results too much. Consequently, I plan to skip the lovely, lovely Epsom Salts that normally go into my next scheduled bath.
The minor complication is that I’m not the one who puts them in there anymore. There is a care worker who comes in to help me, and getting the bath ready for me is part of her routine. And my memory for reminding people of things like that is…not so good anymore.
No problem, I think. I’ll just write up a post-it note now while my memory’s fresh, and on my next trip to the bathroom I’ll stick it on the container of Epsom Salts and leave it there for the next couple of days until she arrives. So if I forget to mention, she’ll at least see the note there on the shelf above our toilet and either skip the salts or ask me about it.
Problem solved. No possibility of humour ensuing, right?
…Except that apparently my note did not stay in place as firmly as I might have hoped.
So my poor unsuspecting husband went into the bathroom this morning to use it for its usual purpose, and when he turned to the side to partake of the roll of toilet paper currently in use, found a pink note in my handwriting stuck to it, saying
“None this week, please. Thanks!”