I was thinking about that bear story that I talked about in my last post (by the way, it really is a true story) and something occurred to me. One of the things that should be on the list of bathroom safety products is a phone.
There is good reasons (aside from misbehaving bears) for keeping a cell phone (or installing a landline) in the bathroom. Think about it, if there had been a phone in the bathroom, those guys could have called for help and gotten out a heck of a lot sooner than 18 hours. Beyond that, how many times have you heard somebody quote that old saw about how X percentage of accidents happen at home and Y percent of them happen in the bathroom?
Having a phone available (either a cell phone or a landline extension) in the bathroom would be a good way to avoid the cost of one of those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” security companies monitoring fees. Plus, if you happen to be in the midst of an “extended stay” on the throne and the phone rings, you wouldn’t have to miss the call or let the answering machine get it and caller ID would let you decide whether to bother or not.
Perhaps you’re just taking a long hot soak and you decide you want a pizza when you get out. This lets you make the call and place your order so that it can be well on it’s way by the time you’re ready to answer the door.
I realize that this may sound a bit silly but think about it and you’ll probably agree that a phone in the bathroom really is a good idea.
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