Things That Are Bad To Do When You Don’t Have a Bathroom Light

So, a few weeks ago, the lightbulb in our bathroom blew.

We replaced it. And it blew again.

So we spent over a week without a light in the bathroom while waiting for the landlord to fix it. We started out using candles, and eventually thought of putting a lamp in there, but you still had to walk the length of the bathroom to turn it on.

These are some of the lessons I learned.

1) Be careful venturing to the toilet in the middle of the night when you’re still three quarters asleep. You might think you remember the layout of the bathroom well enough, but you don’t.

2) If you have to do your makeup by the light of a candle or lamp only, check it elsewhere before you go out in public.

3) When you get the sudden impulse to cut your fringe but it’s pitch black outside, fight it. Trust me, your fringe can keep poking you in the eyes until morning.

Also, it’s not a good idea to stick your tongue out in concentration when you’re cutting your own fringe.

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  1. Posted May 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm Permalink

    Hi Sea,

    On Saturday morning in a hotel in Creswick I got up to go to the bathroom. Not wanting to wake my room mate (Ron) up, I didn’t turn on the light. Coming back from the bathroom with no light, no glasses and half asleep, I promptly walked into the doos and smashed my nose on it. My fist thought, ‘Shit. I am speaking in 5 hours, and now I have a broken nose.” I went back to bed and had to listen to Ron snore for the next hour.

    Perhaps I should have turned on the light :(

  2. Posted May 19, 2010 at 3:31 am Permalink

    This was hilarious, and I know what you mean about checking your make-up before going out in public. I did mine once during a power outage and ended up with two different colors of eye shadow. :)

    I have an award for you on my blog. Drop by sometime today and pick it up if you have time.

  3. Futon Steve
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:32 am Permalink

    Yesterday the final working globe in your lounge room chandelier blew when I left the house and I forgot to mention it to Jen…

  4. Posted August 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm Permalink

    My bathroom light has been out now for, oh let me see 3 months now. not i might add beacause im lazy, but because every time i go to the supermarket i forget which size and fitting i need. i now have a cupboard full of lightbulbs i will never use. Last night my new kitten decided it would be perfect to use the bathroom as nature intended, needless to say he could not reach the toilet even if he had been so inclined. And i never wear socks to bed… i have bought a lightbulb this morning!

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