Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The Tiny Hair Mystery
One of my household chores is to clean the bathroom. I don’t mind that much; it is a pretty easy job. I’m not so fond of reaching around and behind the toilet to get at those hard to reach places but otherwise cleaning can be therapeutic.
Well it could be therapeutic, if not for tiny hairs. I don’t know where they come from, but bathrooms are loaded with tiny hairs. You do not see them ordinarily, they only come out when everything is clean. They prefer porcelain, perhaps because it is white.
I first clean the mirror and the sink and counter. It sparkles…then, out of nowhere, a hair. I remove it from the sink when I look up at the mirror, a hair. This goes on from sweeping and moping the floor to cleaning the toilet and the shower. Everything is clean, everything sparkles, except, I keep finding hairs.
I clean regularly. I am bald, Mrs. C has long hair. I do not know where the tiny hairs come from. It is not like we are hairy people, we have no pets. These hairs are the size of eyebrow hairs.
We only have two sets of eyebrows in the house, how many loose hairs can there be?
The answer is, one. There is always one tiny hair that shows up after I clean the bathroom. It is one of the great mysteries of my house.
Do the laundry; lose one sock.
Drop anything on the floor; it will bounce under the closest obstacle possible.
Clean the bathroom; there will always be one tiny hair.