Scene 1: (hall, with towel cabinet, and doors to family bathroom on right and guest bathroom on left). Enter husband, holding three new tubes of toothpaste. Husband places one tube in family bathroom and one tube in guest bathroom. Husband then places third tube on the towel cabinet in the hall, just for a moment, while goes to get travel bag. Exit husband.
Scene 2: Enter wife. Notices, with joy, new toothpaste tubes in bathrooms. Starts to exit, then notices the tube of toothpaste on the towel cabinet. Wife takes toothpaste and puts it in the utility room (adjacent to the family bathroom), where the family stores extra toiletries. Exit wife.
Scene 3: Enter husband, with toiletries bag. Husband searches for toothpaste tube to put in bag. Husband looks on the towel cabinet, but cannot find it. Husband searches all over. Husband searches and searches, feeling increasingly confused and frustrated.
Scene 4: (20 minutes later) Husband is still searching. Wife calls from bedroom "It's late, I thought you felt tired." Husband calls back, "I am tired, but I can't find the tube of toothpaste I put down."
Wife replies, "The one on the towel cabinet?" Camera close-up on husband's exhausted face.
Scene 5: (cut to wife, lying comfortably in bed) "Why didn't you ask me? I put it away."
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,