Listen, I’m not going to be crude here but we’re all guilty of it. Sometimes I even wonder what folk used to do in the day before mobile phones.
Was every dump a two minute job or did you sit, or squat, there thinking to yourself about life’s complexities and biggest mysteries. I don’t know and I never will. I am a millennial after all.
But this is the story of a woman who’s doing all she can to fight that! And her trick is incredibly simple and easy. She just turns the Wi-Fi off.
Keep scrolling to check out the whole story.
Like I’ve said, we all do it don’t we. When was the last time you went to the toilet without spending 15 minutes plus on your phone.
That’s what I normally do. Start with Instagram. Go through everybody’s stories followed by a quick rummage through Facebook and then see what’s trending on Twitter.
Normally there’s nothing decent there, so I check my junk mail and see there’s ‘sexy Russian girls checking me out’.
Then I go back to Insta before eventually giving up and facing the real world.
Well… that’s the worst situation you can ever be in.
There’s only so many times you can read the back of a shampoo bottle.
Thoroughly wet your hair. Lather a quarter size amount of shampoo in your palms and then work into your roots. You don’t need to shampoo the tips of your hair. Rinse out all of the shampoo.
Newspapers and novels I guess. The world has eternally been procrastinating while taking a dump.
Well damn. I don’t know. What did people do? Just think? Think about the harvest or something. Who knows?
Arguably the greatest time of the day. You’re away from the world, away from life’s difficulties, checking out memes, funny videos, the occasional news article.
Not yourself of course, but those who count on you, your boss, a friend who’s patiently waiting in the living room, or… your partner?
One woman took to Reddit to ask if she was an a**hole for cutting her man’s toilet breaks short.
Instead of looking after their newborn son and changing his nappy, this woman noticed her husband was running away to the toilet where he’d watch YouTube instead.
The woman explained her husband would take over 20 minutes, often taking around 25 minutes in hiding, while soaking up all of the Internet happiness.
No sir! This wifey decided to turn off the Internet every time her husband goes for a lengthy hideaway.
Under the username FinalWintersEve, she wrote:
Anytime my husband SHOULD be doing something with the children ( it’s his turn for a diaper, a bottle, even just soothing a fussy newborn) he ALWAYS goes to the bathroom first.
My husband is on medication that makes him spend a lot of time in the bathroom about an hour after a meal. It’s a medication he has been on and off several times over the past year. He is never on it for more than a few weeks, and it does not affect him all the time, but he always claims that is why he is in the bathroom.
The wife continued, explaining:
I would rather let him use the restroom first than have to put down a baby mid task, but over the past couple months he has been spending more and more time in there. He always takes his phone. He is always watching YouTube. His average session is 25 minutes in there, often longer, rarely shorter.
The Redditor began keeping track of her husband’s toilet activities and she noticed that he was only really going in there whenever the baby was crying or needed changing.
So that’s when she decided to turn off the Wi-Fi.
Yesterday was a week and a half since I started truly keeping track, and he, only twice in 10 days, not ditched me to go camp out in the bathroom and let me finish 80% of the childcare. Today I started a new rule. If he is in the bathroom for more than 10 minutes, I flip the Wi-Fi off. He has not spend more than 15 minutes in the bathroom at a stretch today, but is extremely upset. I feel like the fact that without the Wi-Fi his uncontrollable toilet issue cleared up rather quickly proves why it needs to be done, but he feels I am being unreasonable, and I need to make sure sleep deprivation isn’t making me an a**hole.
Responding in the comments, most people think she’s making the right move.
One person wrote:
What kind of a man f***s around on the internet while his baby screams and cries? He deserves it.
Another responded, saying:
Screw him for trying to say she is being unreasonable while he sits around watching YouTube and listening to his babies cry and his wife struggle.
A third explained:
Your husband is a huge, huge a**hole, though. What kind of partner leaves their spouse alone with TWO babies that need to be tended to.
Do you think this wife and mom is in the right or the wrong?
Like I’ve said before, there is nobody that likes spending some quality time on my phone in the toilet like myself, but when you’re doing it to get away from your baby, well… that’s not on!
Keep doing your thing wifey!