Mario just came to me to break the news of the untimely death of our toilet paper holder. Yeah, yeah, we can just go buy another toilet paper holder. The thing is, this one looks like the original toilet paper holder from when this building was built in the 40s!
It's a cute little wooden guy with a small carved peg at one end and a spring and carved wooden peg that inserts at the other end. It was well built and did it's job like no other. The cool part of it was also the problem...the spring. That spring could launch that peg across the room at the most inappropriate times! Especially if you were in a hurry. I can't tell you how many times I've lost the peg and spring behind the toilet or in the bath tub. It was really a pain in the butt. However, it was original and we loved it.
Now, I'm sure you're curious how it met it's end. I was curious myself. Well, Mario has amazing timing. He had run out of toilet paper while he was in there. I came to his rescue and got him another roll. Because of the placement of the wall mount, he decided he'd wait until he was finished with his business to put the roll in the holder.
So, he finished his business, stood, pulled up his shorts, flushed the toilet and promptly launched that bitch straight in to the flushing toilet! Apparently there was no diving after the peg and spring. They were in the depths before he had a chance to even react.
I guess that's why I always replaced the toilet paper before I stood up. I must have recognized the dangers of loosing that peg and spring in the toilet...and used my butt to block their route into the toilet.
We are both really bummed. I wonder if the neighbors still have the original toilet paper holders. I'm going to have to get invited over and see if I can't "replace" ours...with their original holder. Changing the toilet paper roll will never be the same!