I thought this was the daily prompt not the photo challenge- so I have a little of both. Lol.
ELAINE I’m sorry this is.. this is kind of embarrassing but.. there’s no toilet paper over here
JANE (from the stall on Elaine’s right)-are you talking to me?
ELAINE yeah.. I I just forgot to check so if you could just spare me some
JANE no I’m sorry
JANE no I’m sorry, I can’t spare it
ELAINE you can’t spare it??
JANE no there’s not enough to spare
ELAINE well I don’t need much, just 3 squares will do it
JANE I’m sorry I don’t have a square to spare, now if you don’t mind
ELAINE 3 squares? you can’t spare 3 squares??
JANE no I don’t have a square to spare, I can’t spare a square
ELAINE oh is it two-ply? cause it it’s two-ply I’ll take one ply, one ply, one, one puny little ply, I’ll take one measly ply
JANE look, I don’t have a square and I don’t have a ply (flushing and leaving)
Elaine no no, no no, don’t don’t, I beg you
The Seinfeld show is the best! Although termed, “a show about nothing”, it is by far one of the wisest, most humorous shows I have ever known. (Don’t start fighting with me about how I am wrong and “some other show” is far superior. I don’t want to hear it.) I can relate so many of the moments in Seinfeld to my own life, or memories in my life it is beyond ridiculous. Take this one for example…
We’ve all been in this situation a time or two. You’re doing your business and go to wrap up the big show, when suddenly your partner in crime, aka toilet paper, goes missing. It’s a crappy predicament- pun intended- but that’s the way life goes. Sometimes you are lucky and a friendly stall neighbor is able to awkwardly hand under the adjoining stall as much of the good stuff as possible, sometimes there is no one there to help at all, and perhaps, just maybe, you get a real stinker, like in this episode with Elaine ,where someone just isn’t willing to help you out, although totally capable.
This is life isn’t it? Life can be a real shit sometimes. The act itself is metaphorical to life in that sometimes the moon and stars aline just right and it’s the best experience in which one can participate, but not always. Sometimes, you squat and you grunt and you sweat it out, just to have it all splash back on your bum. And life is like that too- things can be going quite grand- your job, your love life, your health all are at their peak and then a few days go by and some complications arise, and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t…. seem to… make…. it work….. itself… out. Finally something breaks loose- a lead in the right direction- or so you think and then… oh no! It’s just a mess!
So what are you supposed to do? As we have seen, you can’t always rely on someone to be there to assist you through your woeful moment. It isn’t very seemly to beg someone in the bathroom of life to lend a square.
To me, it seems there is only one clear solution.
When life gets messy, you’re going to have to hike those pants up, for a little modesty, waddle out to the paper towel dispenser ( pray there aren’t just blow dryers) and take care of matters for yourself. Sometimes we have to get our hand a little dirty because life doesn’t always spare us a square.