Bowlophobia

“A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.”

Members of the senior citizen’s community deal with the aging process every day.

Bowlophobia or fear of the toilet bowl is one of those afflictions.

In a broader sense, it is a very real concern of becoming a permanent fixture in the bathroom.

It begins innocently enough when one day you notice some difficulty standing up after a brief moment on the throne.

Inevitably, this develops into panic as the difficulty progresses to almost impossible.

You can’t stand up. You’re trapped. In the bathroom. On the throne. With your pants down. You would rather die than call for help. Such ignominy.

Meanwhile, on the home front, Mike Rowe is my new hero. Just sayin.

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchen

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4 Responses to Bowlophobia

  1. Vicki Moore says:

    I love reading your posts! As a 77 year old woman, taking care of an 80 year old hubby with dementia and mobility issues, these words hit home. We have been pretty much isolated but your posts always brighten my day. We also were full time RVers for 8 years…best years of my life. Merry Christmas to all!

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    • Texas Heat says:

      Thank you so much for the nice comment. Those words were a wonderful Christmas present. On another note: Do I know you? Somewhere in my mind, I sense that I do.

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      • Vicki Moore says:

        I don’t think we have ever met but I have followed you for a long time. I am a Texan by birth, lived in Atlanta, GA for 31 years, back to Texas in 2005 (retirement), couldn’t take the summer heat, became workampers… Adeventureland, Altoona, IA…See’s Candy, Arlington, Texas…Forest Svc, Frisco, Co and Sheridan Lake, Hill City, SD…, Benton County, Salmonberry Campground, Oregon…Buffalo Bill Cabins, Cody, WY…and three (count them 3) seasons for Amazon in Coffeeville, KS. We wintered in Fairhope, AL. Came off the road in Dec. 2012…settled in Sun City, Georgetown, Texas. That’s about it. We love Sun City but really miss the RV lifestyle.

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        • Texas Heat says:

          Although it was nearly 60 years ago I seem to remember a Vicky Moore in my graduating class. I suppose that is the reason I thought I knew you. We do have the RV lifestyle in common. We began the life in 1998 and sold our motorhome in 2017. We also loved it and miss it. Wishing you and your husband a Merry Christmas.

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