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Toilet Time!

Ok... when going into a toilet, I'm very relieved to see those toilet seat covers... you know the deli wrap looking stuff that goes on the top of the toilet seat. Well, my biggest pet peeve was when you'd set it on the toilet seat and the little center section flap that you tear out would touch the water and instantly start to suck the whole cover into the toilet.

This is what I considered the start of the race... in other words can I get my ass onto the seat before the whole thing instantly disappears into the watery abyss known as the toilet bowl.

Well, after several go's at this, I have figured it out. The trick is: 1) DO NOT tear out the perforations in center flap. 2) Place the wholly intact toilet seat cover onto the toilet seat. 3) Take your sweet old time taking off whatever separates you from relieving yourself. 4) Sit on toilet seat & toilet seat cover. 5) Now tear out the perforations on the toilet seat cover and go about your business.


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