You’re wondering what we do all day?
How to clean teeth (or do the heads have a sole)
Brace against the bulkhead contorting body into 90 degree angle bent from
waist. Grip handbasin. Take top off
toothpaste. Put top down on
basin. Top rolls onto floor. Grip handbasin . Manoeuvre body slowly backwards until
back against the wall. Slide slowly
down wall until within reach of toothpaste top. Consider next move. Wait until rolling of boat sends top
within reach. Squatting on sole of heads (the floor to you) wait
for opposite heel to aid ascent.
Propelled upwards. Grab
handbasin. Resume braced position
at 90 degree angle. Squirt
toothpaste onto brush, put toothpaste safely on shelf and scrub toothpaste into
foam. Hear screeching tones of Man
Overboard signal. Ignore it. Man
Overboard signal still screeching. Slight pangs of disquiet. Keep brushing and listening. Guilty thought... What if...... Panic. Rush from heads, mouth foaming to see
rest of crew blissfully hoisting cruising chute of foredeck. Sneak back to heads, resume position and
finish cleaning teeth. Will leave
flossing for another day.
General Jane Dogsbody cleaning