Phone conversation with a friend. She is away on a trip…
Friend: I am getting ready to go out while we are talking, if you don’t mind. I am putting you on speaker.
Me: No worries. That is fine. So, I think we have worked out the –
Friend: Dammit! Oh, god. Aw geez.
Me: What? You okay.
Friend: I’m fine. Nothing. Ugh. Nothing. I’m fine.
Me: What happened?
Friend: I don’t want to tell you, or I am going to end up on Idiot Theater.
Me: Ah! Now you HAVE to tell me!
Friend: [sighing] I was so distracted while we were talking, that I put Neosporin on my toothbrush.
I start laughing enough that it is difficult to talk.
Me: Oh my god… Did you put it in your mouth?
Friend: In my travel case, the tubes are almost the same size, and I wasn’t paying attention…
Me: Did you put it in your mouth?
Friend: No, I noticed just in time. Dammit. Now I have to get a new toothbrush. I don’t have another one with me.
Me: Not quite as funny, if you didn’t put it in your mouth… [still laughing] Just wash it off. It should be fine.
Friend: No, I am not using this brush now. I don’t know if it will all wash off, and I am sure that you should not put Neosporin in your mouth.
Me: Well, just ask if they have one at the front desk. I am sure they do.
Friend: I don’t want to tell them what I did. Never mind. I will just use my finger for now.
Me: You don’t have to TELL them what you did. Just say you need a toothbrush.
Friend. Nah. I’ll be fine.
Me: Suit yourself… Anywhooo…
And the conversation continues…