School and training days have taught me to clear my bowel, or “clearing the bathroom” as it used to be called, early in the morning. They said it was healthy. I cannot vouch whether it is so, but I can surely say that it has lot of advantages and conveniences. Creature of habit that I am, I have become a slave to this habit.
Another habit that I can’t shed is my addiction to having something to read while I attend to this business. For the life of me I cannot help it, even on emergencies. The newspapers and books, forgotten and abandoned after I am through with my business, strewn all over the place, especially on the bathroom shelves, irritates my wife to no end. But old habits die hard and I don’t seem to be improving; only my immunity towards her ramblings has improved so far.