When you travel a journey gradually, apart from others, sometimes you don't appreciate how far you've moved beyond what others see as normal, or at least comprehensible. Maybe my quest for simplicity is like that.
The following was posted, in all seriousness, on a parent-oriented message board I frequent, on the topic of "should we put two sinks or one in the kids' bathroom?"
"Once you've had the two sinks, it would be hard to go back to one. Not a necessity, but really nice for two people to be able to brush their teeth at the same time, or one to wash their face and another to brush their teeth...."
I am just floored by this. Words fail me. This person lives in a different universe from me.
We have two bathrooms, though we could manage with this one if it had room for a shower. This is the tiny one that was in our house when we moved in. It is the bathroom that is used 95% of the time by six of us, except when bathing or showering. It has one sink. Sometimes we brush our teeth at the same time and take turns spitting in the sink. What an onerous imposition it is to have to wait for a turn to spit in the sink!
Still shaking my head.