I made an error, a slip-up, a blunder. I miscalculated; I messed up.
I used the impending arrival of guests as a handy excuse to replace the tattered and mildewed shower curtain liner in the bathroom that guests use. As I stood in the shower curtain aisle of the Bullseye store, I debated. Cream, white, or clear? Clear, white, or cream? I decided on clear, reasoning that, in our less-than ideally lit bathroom, a transparent liner would allow more light to illuminate the shower stall.
And I was right. It does let in more light, which is lovely. But I hadn't anticipated one major drawback of a transparent shower curtain liner. You see, our shower curtain is beautiful and light. And see-through. I knew this, of course. Of course I knew our shower curtain was see-through. It's just that we had always had a cream shower curtain liner before, so we could see through the curtain, but just to the liner. I would pull the curtain to hide the bathtub, and all of its accompanying...stuff.
Now, I have no way to hide the clutter in the bathtub. It's a little distorted by the plastic of the liner, but still clearly visible. And I'm disappointed. It bugs me.
Not to worry, though, friends. The basement bathroom has a cream shower curtain liner...and a solid brown shower curtain. All I need to do to fix my goof is switch 'em.
If only all of life's mistakes were this easy to correct...