Some of the grandkids were here yesterday, Guitar Hero, Joe Cool, Mary Poppins and Hollywood. One of them, maybe all of them, weighs themselves EVERY SINGLE TIME they are here. How do I know? The hall bathroom is so small the garbage can has to sit on top of the bathroom scale. When they leave the garbage can is sitting on the edge of the bathtub or on the floor.
How long are kids delighted to see how much they weigh? When does the scale turn from one of delighted curiosity to one of anticipated horror?
Bathroom scales should be banned in homes with women past the age of eighteen or at least in homes where women have given birth. There should be a bathroom scale brigade that show a warrant at the door and leave with the bathroom scale tucked under their arms. They could wear nifty military hats with the monogram "BSCB"--Bathroom Scale Confiscation Brigade. Women all over America, maybe all over the world, would willingly salute, maybe even bow in reverence when they saw them coming.
Or bathroom scales should be programmed to be stuck at zero when it senses a grown woman steps on it. That's a good option. That way, when you stood on it, and it didn't move you would know that your weight was something but you were free to choose the numbers yourself.
If only bathroom scales worked that way. It should be an option.