Beware Recalcitrant Toilet Seats

Hello everyone:

Have you ever sat down on the toilet, only to keep sliding?

It’s not you or your weight. It’s the blasted bolt that holds the toilet seat on. They can fall off without notice and, suddenly, your toilet seat won’t stay in place.

You can try sitting down holding onto something so that you don’t end up in the toilet bowl, or you can fix it. Having done both, I suggest the latter rather than the former.

Here’s what you do: Go to the hardware store and ask for a bolt that holds the toilet seat to the toilet itself. Come home and, squatting before the toilet bowl, replace the bolt that goes through the back right or left side of the toilet seat (you’ll see a hole) and screw the seat to the underside of the toilet. You can do this yourself in less than a minute and it requires no tools. Fasten it snugly and you are good to go. Literally.

What about toilets that keep running and running? Turning themselves off and on at all hours of the day and night? Well, I will confess to not finding out about them yet. Do offer your suggestions! I will publish the best ones.

For now, I close the door to the bathroom at night, so that the blasted thing won’t wake me up in the middle of the night. It’s worked so far (hey, if I knew everything, I’d be perfect and that woudl be boring. And annoying.)

Best,

Dr. Sheri

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