Do you leave the top off the toothpaste?

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 12, 2007 6:16am CST
Let's see how many myloters have this extremely annoying habit. Do you carefully replace the cap or do you leave it to chance whether the stuff sets solid or drools out all over the sill? Of do you have the marginally less annoying habit of screwing the cap on so tight it takes a muscleman to get it off again?
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 07
I always make sure that the Top is on, I absolutely hate it when People leave the top of. I know years ago one of the Kids left it of and what made it worse they dropped the thing on the Floor and never picked it up. Well you can imagine what happened when I went in the Bathroom and stood on it. I mean they where only little but I forget the Amount of times I told my lovely Devils to put the top back on. Eventually they learned.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
27 Feb 07
Well, I have been lucky so far! I have not YET trodden on a tube of uncapped toothpaste, but you know how lucky I am, so I don't expect I have lost the chance.
@1983tyler (508)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I always put the top on the toothpaste. And so does my husband.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
27 Feb 07
Wow! That is quite unusual apparently. Usually one does and the other doesn't, leading to conflict as one gets fed up with replacing the cap and the other gets fed up with trying to prise the cap off again lol.
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I always buy the flip top if I didn't the cap would be lost by the first use.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Oh lol. Just like here! Only the flip tops get busted off very quickly too. We usually have the screw on caps and I have to remember to be last in the bathroom to make sure the wretched cap is put back.
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@gracie73 (66)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I always put the top on and put the toothpaste away before I brush. I guess that comes from always having little room on the vanity.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Wow! Now THAT is tidy and organised, you are the first one to say that. I count myself lucky if I can FIND the toothpaste some days when it is mayhem here! Well done you, I am very envious.
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@rainbow (6763)
12 Feb 07
urgh no, that's so unhygienic, I would never let this happen in my house, Shrek middle squeezes sometimes and that bugs me too, lol.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
lol poor old Shrek :-) Yes, it is unhygienic and I hate it when I nip in to quickly brush my teeth and have to sort out the first gunky bit - I never use that so that bit gets wasted. I guessed some people would hate it every bit as much as I do, which is why I started this discussion. So far I am right lol.
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@mel_87 (859)
12 Feb 07
I buy the ones with the flip top but if i didnt i would put the lid back on as anything can crawl in the toothpaste lol
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
And knowing our luck everything would! Not a very nice thought at all, is it. However, a dedicated toothpaste de lidder will make short work of the flip caps. Trust me, I know this!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Feb 07
it has been so long since I used toothpaste! I have had false ones since I was 23. but i did put the top back on when I did , Who in the world would like toothpaste every where!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Thank you for that. At least you never have toothache these days, which is a reason to be cheerful. People who do not have to clear up the spilt toothpaste are the ones who leave the caps off!
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@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I try to buy the one with the filp top cap. I myself put the screw cap back on, if not the tip gets that crust old toothpaste on it. (Gross) :)
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Oh yes, gross indeed! I don't find the flip caps very durable. Maybe my partner is very strong but they usually end up snapped and then the cap has even less chance of being replaced, but thank you that is an interesting point.
• United States
13 Feb 07
No, I don't have that habit. I have my toothpaste in a drawer and always replace the cap (not tightly). We all have our own tube. My husband has his bathroom and I have mine where we brush. I share the bathroom with my youngest son and he has his own tube, and we all put the cap back on the tube.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
27 Feb 07
Well, luxury! More than one bathroom, that is sooooooooo cool! However, knowing my luck more bathrooms would mean more caps off tubes. You ar very lucky!
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
I always put the cap back on. we have creepy-crawlies at night so i don't want to give them the chance to leave their germs on my toiletry items.
@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
ewwwwwwwwwwww creepy crawies! I agree I wouldn't want them near anything of mine either. I don't think it would make any difference to the rest of the household though, sigh!
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I try to avoid this habbit .But sometime it will happen .This is a bad habbit and this shows the lack of memory .It makes toothpaste dirty .But some times i don't remember this .
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Well, I suppose when you are really tired it is not a priority, I can understand that. I just really dislike finding a gunk of dried up toothpaste over the nozzle where the cap should be.