My only bathroom is almost a hundred years old. The shower/tub combo is outfitted with square tiles, a unique sun mosiac, and antique, corroded fixtures (none of which are my taste, but remodeling the only bathroom in the house during the Covid shutdown is out of the question).
To add needed storage, I hung a shower caddy on the shower-head pipe. Unfortunately, the downward slope of the pipe caused the caddy to slide down and crash into me when I was showering. So annoying! The plastic piece that came with the caddy did nothing to prevent that.
Then one day in the shower — how appropriate, right? — I though of a solution. But I had to call my dad first.
Me: “You know those metal rings that you can tighten around tubes or pipes? What are those called? And where do I get one?”
Dad: “You mean hose clamps? You get them at auto parts shops or hardware stores.”
Me: “Yes! Thank you.”
Dad: “That’s why I’m the dad.” (He always said that.)