I learned to pickup after myself the hard way.
No question, just a lesson learned. I used to have a job, when we were young, that kept me very busy and driven. Well, I still have it. One night we have a particularly raucous late-night sexual encounter my DW and I. I didn’t realize it but I threw the condom on the floor. I recommend you don’t do that, toss it out. The next morning without picking it up I pulled on my pants and went off to work, well I did shower. Arriving at the office I walked into the building and down the hall to my cubicle. Later someone came down the hall and said, “do you see what someone left in the hall? Man, that is rude.” I got up and walk just to see a condom laying on the right side of the hallway in my former path to my cubicle. I picked it up and tossed it out. Walking back to the cubicle I passed the man again and said, “wow, some people.” I’ve always practiced picking up after myself since then.
We have our son and dil living in our basement. And in that first year of being newlyweds, one time, the rest of the family was away for a night or two. When we returned home, my husband found a condom wrapper laying in the middle of the guest bed, on the 2nd floor. He showed me and wondered what to do…. I took it and walked down to the kitchen/dining area where they were and asked my son, ” Do you want me to throw this away for you?” His face went red, my dil tried to hide in the kitchen, I just laughed. I told them that I didn’t care, but they need to make sure they clean everything up so that his younger siblings don’t have to find remnants…. and that they better stay out of my room when we are away. We all laugh about it still.
When I was a small boy I smelled something coming out of my parents bedroom. I followed my nose and found a used condom in their waste basket. I had no idea what it was, so I pulled it out and walked into the kitchen where my parents were entertaining guests. I held it up and asked, “What is this?” My mom ran towards me, grabbed it out of my hand and ran back to the bedroom with it.” Everybody was laughing. I’m sure she and dad had to be totally embarrassed! I’ve never brought it up in 60 years.
We only use condoms for playing around, and Hubby always puts them in the trash but one night we discovered the hard way that dogs like to eat them. :0 We watched for it to “reappear” for days, but must have missed it. Must have gone to the land of lonely socks. Now they go in the bathroom trash, since the bathroom door is always closed!
A few years ago, DW went to a relative’s home on a Sunday afternoon. As the couple was preparing some snacks in the kitchen, they invited her to sit and wait in the living room. So she did. But, beside her, she saw something that looked a lot like semen! She had some tissue in her purse and carefully wiped it up. Sure enough, it was! She just casually put it in the trash – thinking, “hmm, I wonder what they were doing …..And good thing I didn’t arrive any earlier!”