By gross - 02/05/2015 18:39 - Canada - Ottawa

Today, I changed my toothbrush because the bristles were wearing down. My brother later asked me why I changed his toothbrush. Apparently we've been sharing the same one for the past several weeks. FML
I agree, your life sucks 33 031
You deserved it 3 970

Same thing different taste

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make sure everyone uses a different color of toothbrush.

They come in every color under the rainbow, there's no reason each family member can't have an assigned color (I'm blue)


make sure everyone uses a different color of toothbrush.

They come in every color under the rainbow, there's no reason each family member can't have an assigned color (I'm blue)

Oh_bother44 11

Sometimes that's not the issue though- my mom and brother shared a toothbrush unknowingly for a month because each thought they had the yellow toothbrush (meanwhile the red one sat unused). Then my brother went on a trip and my mother was wondering where her toothbrush went.

Or you could put your name on your toothbrush, or keep it somewhere other than the restroom so no one can get to it.

gintwinsmoore 20

I'm red, and my oldest daughter is purple, my son's green, and my youngest daughter is excuse whatsoever.

Oh_bother44 11

I've never had to buy a toothbrush- my family uses whatever the dentist gives us at our visits. So if he gives me blue when my old toothbrush was green- now I've got blue. Keeping a strict color system doesn't always work

ZombieVampirez 24

I keep mine in my room. (I live with 4 other people) Easy to just grab and go. No one else can get to it since I keep my door locked.

dbt88 15

Or get a couple single-brush holders. That's what my brother and I have always done. My stuff was on the left side of the sink and his on the right.

Just a warning but unless you put the lid down on your toilet before you flush, it will send little poop flecks throughout the bathroom. These flecks will probably land on any uncovered toothbrushes. Now you get poop in your mouth when brushing. Not a pleasant thought.

friedpwnadge 25

Brush it off, OP. I'm sure you were bristling at the thought of it, but you both popped out of the same ****** so this is really a minor issue.

You never know what he does with his mouth let alone the stuff he has on his teeth. I wouldn't be okay with using my brothers toothbrush. I am not even okay with using his bath puff or other hygiene products that he uses to clean his body and teeth.

sadly enough, #10 brushed the thought that this was a pun, off.

It started off as a pun...then it just got weird.

Did he just assume the toothbrush was his previously?

It's because he is a lazy ass who doesn't want to buy one for himself, or you just need to get different coloured ones.

or it was originally his, but she didn't notice.

My ex and my son had the same thing happen. I never thought I'd hear it again.

Same thing happened to my brother and I, though we had different coloured tooth brushes. He thought that the orange one was his and the green was mine, when it was the opposite. Let's just say we were both very surprised when he saw me using "his" tooth brush..

I posted a similar fml but mine didn't get posted. ?

Xela77 10

it's a good thing it only lasted for a few weeks..

bibble27 9

Imagine if just years went by but they kept buying the same exact toothbrush and never noticed until one moved out. That's the sort of thing I think about. ?

Well, who knows, really? Could've been a lot longer. There's a lot of crud to brush off of teeth over the course of a few weeks.

AMcM_fml 21

brush it off op, it could've been worse...

For your sake, I hope your brother at least has good oral hygiene