So Wednesday morning I left the apartment, went up to the bus stop, read my book on the conflict that led to the Salem witch trials, and drank a vanilla creme soda while waiting for the bus. I finished the soda, tossed it, and then climbed on the bus. While I was boarding, I realized something... I had forgotten to brush my teeth that morning.
Oops. Not healthy, and not likely to encourage anyone to want to talk with me either. (Note to self: perhaps use this tactic when wanting to become hermit.) Suck. What to do?
So now, dear readers, what do you do when you catch yourself in a grooming faux pas?
I hopped off the bus downtown and wandered over the Rite-Aid on Pike & 4th. For such a small store, the toothpaste and toothbrush section was awfully hard to find. Unlike a grocery store, it was no where near the bathroom section. Well, okay, on a solar scale, it was pretty close. But I must have walked up and down every aisle on the other side of the store. Finally, I asked a store clerk where I could find toothpaste and he pointed me out to the far side of the establishment.
So now I could brush my teeth at work. I used to keep toothbrush and toothpaste at work for after lunch brushes, but I have fallen out of the habit. Now I have an explicit reason other than lunchy food bits in my teeth. It can save my butt, and my co-workers, from morning breath!