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I felt taller when I woke up this morning, by several inches. Hope that feeling lasts.

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It's taken me 30-some years to come to this realization, but I think I'm actually ready to acknowledge it: I hate using toothpaste in big tubes. Totally impractical, I know. I always buy the biggest box of toothpaste on the shelf because it's a better value, right? But then I get halfway through the tube and I hate how it gets all gunky at the top and you have to keep squeezing up from the bottom--for like, two weeks. All I can think about is how--when I get a new tube--it will be all plump and full and I can squeeze from the middle again. That's why the travel-size tubes are the best. They may only last a week, but they stay nice and clean, you only have to squeeze them to death once or twice, and then you can start over. I'm all for new beginnings.

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Crest has toothpaste in a deodorant shape container and you set it upside down on the lid part . The toothpaste comes out in a tiny thin line and stay nice and clean and since it stays upside down it's always right there ready to be squeezed out . It's just my husband and I and I don't buy it in the large tubes anymore. The new container is not that expensive and the one we have now has lasted a month and still have about 1/2 - 1/4 left . It goes a long way , at least for us it does. Try it you might like it .
openheartsoftly
Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
I have some real toothpaste phobia.

Toothpaste positively absolutely must be squeezed from the bottom/end of the tube.

Toothpaste should not eve be allowed to gook up the opening. It should be dispersed with caution, with great care so as not to ever exceed the necessary amount for your brush. It should be broken to the brush cleanly so that not a spec of it oozes over the rim or onto the cap turny coils.

The cap must always be replaced. Always.

If my tube of toothpaste is left open or gooked up at the opening I can no longer use that tube and have to replace it.

This is why my daughter and I always had our own, individual tubes of toothpaste.

She could squeeze her tube from the middle to her heart's content, leaving the cap off, paste oozing onto the sink, and I could hide my neat, tidy, precisely squeezed, tube where she couldn't ever find it.


Its funny, you don't strike me for a middle squeezer. I'da pegged you an end turner for sure.

There should be an lj test for this.

Have the best
yarbiedoll
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
I, too, cannot stand gooky toothpaste tops. And I always put the cap back on. I can't understand people who don't.

And I mostly roll it up from the bottom after a few good, satisfying squeezes in the middle. I got really annoyed when they started manufacturing the stuff in plastic tubes; those don't roll up! I still buy the foil tubes when I can find them.
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