First comes the splash, then comes the gasp, then comes the grueling decision as to whether you want to dip your hand into the forbidden waters of the toilet bowl and fish out what you've dropped.
And we've all dropped something -- usually a toothbrush or a cell phone, according to a recent survey conducted by Quilted Northern. (Yes, the toilet paper company. We know.)
Twenty-four percent of the 1,000 women queried, in fact, confessed to "frequently" dropping their cell phones in the toilet, while 22 percent said they had a penchant for accidentally tossing their toothbrush.
What else has a tendency to topple into the latrine?
According to the survey, 19 percent of women confessed to dropping a piece of jewelry while 17 percent said they had accidentally knocked lipstick, mascara or some other kind of makeup into the loo.
But it gets worse. An unlucky 13 percent admitted to dropping their medicine into the commode (hopefully while still in the bottle), while 11 percent said their eyeglasses had made a splash (unfortunately, not the right kind).
Wallets and money have also taken the plunge but only for seven percent of the women surveyed.
As for reaching in, retrieval appears to depend on the cost of the item. To go in, most women said the submerged object had to cost at least $75. A pristine 16 percent, however, said it didn't matter what they'd dropped into the bowl (their purse? their husband? the Hope Diamond?), no item was worth an encounter with toilet water.
So readers, confess. What have you accidentally dropped and fished out of your powder room "pond"?
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