For years in the past, present and most likely the future, women complain when men leave the toilet seat up.
I am grateful to Rick's mother for training him to put it down.
But with chemo the roles have been reversed.
My chemo is so toxic that I was told to wash and dry the toilet seat twice after I used it in case I left perspiration on the seat. I wouldn't kill the person who used it next but it wouldn't be good for them either.
Rather than worry about it I started using the rim. And I left the seat up for Rick. When he sits down he puts the seat up for me.
After three days, the nurses said the toxicity will have passed.
But will our confusion over gender roles and toilet seats?