Better To Hold The Phone

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Pictures (as this one seemingly discarded — you gave up FINALLY, CE?) make great wallpaper in the basement.  And speaking of wall paper …

From September 10, 2014.


Since Pop worked out of our home in those days, our new cordless phone was his pride and joy.  So, why shouldn’t his office be the bathroom … the one off to the left of the front door?  The toilet sat below the window sill and he could look out onto the porch as visitors stopped by saying, “Hi, come on in.  I’m on the phone.”

Who would know, right?

It worked.  Until …

A visitor stopped by, saw Pop in the window conducting both kinds of business and doubled over in laughter. “I know what you’re doing.  I papered that room!”




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36 Responses to Better To Hold The Phone

  1. Dear Kent,

    I remember this one, too. The Tidy Bowl man would be pleased. Love the title. 😉


    Cuzzin Queen Shelle

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Caught with his pants down, so to speak!

    • wmqcolby says:

      The hilarious part about that, Iain, was that it actually happened to my dad! He was OK with me telling the story, but, as we know too well … man! You just can’t write stuff this funny! Thanks, Iain.

  3. ceayr says:

    Oh Kent, I think it’s five out of five poohs for that!

  4. neilmacdon says:

    If he had a comode he’d have a desk surface too

  5. Nobbinmaug says:

    There’s nothing wrong with multitasking. Well, maybe.

  6. plaridel says:

    the bathroom has been the conduit for self-discovery. always had. 🙂

  7. Sandra says:

    Some people’s most inspiring achievements have emanated from the small room. Good to see you back, Kent.

  8. Tannille says:

    Now this is time management!

  9. Dale says:

    Haha! That is the room where inspiration often happens!
    Window is rather low for that um room, though… I wouldn’t want to be able to wave to passersby!

  10. James McEwan says:

    Caught out with a presumption. A great laugh.

  11. Dear Kent,

    I’m flushed with envy–or perhaps just flushed. What a great place for an office. Ours has a small window, so I’m going to have to get a taller stool.

    Better get the Poo-Pourri
    And remember, the job’s never finished until the paperwork is done.

    • wmqcolby says:

      “Spritz the bowl before you go and no one else will ever know.” Right? Just made me think that, if dad was actually on the porcelain convenience and spoke to people where they could hear him, then he had the window OPEN! People should have gotten a clue RIGHT away. They might have thought either our septic tank was defective or they all had sinus trouble.

  12. granonine says:

    I suppose sitting on the toilet all the livelong day has certain advantages 🙂

  13. This was made even more amusing given the fact it is a true story. Well done!

  14. Liz Young says:

    There was a feature in today’s paper about people showing a properly dressed top half on Zoom while wearing PJs and slippers out of shot.

    • wmqcolby says:

      I worked with an anchorman in TV news when I came down and he was dressed up and in his chair already. Nice black coat, white shirt, red hanky in the breast pocket. He stood up and he was in cut-off sweat pants, sandals, no socks. Hairy legs, too. I fell on the floor laughing. 😀

  15. That gives new meaning to ‘paperwork’. 😉

  16. pennygadd51 says:

    Getting caught with his pants down? One of life’s ‘Oh, shit!’ moments…

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