Ever over hear a conversation and just want to bust up laughing but you know if you did it would give away that you were listening?
I went to get my morning ice tea and overheard the following conversation this guy was having with a I presume a friend on the other end of his phone. (At least I’d hope it was a friend due to the nature of the conversation).
“Dude, you aren’t gonna believe this! I was sitting on the toilet texting my girl. I guess I was there for way to long. When I got up my legs were so numb and next thing I knew I was on the ground….
Nah dude, I did get my pants up first!”
OMG, got to love it! Maybe he was trained at an early age like this kid…
Ok, everyone, time for Aunt Tammy to teach you all something.
For the past 2 days in two different locations, I have run into a situation that is showing we are lacking some education in the world. Being the giver and teacher I am, I am going to address this need right now. Feel free to share in your circle of influence if you are running into the same thing.
Yesterday I go into a public restroom and find this….
(Not actual picture, I’m not that sick and gross to take my own picture of someone’s “leftovers”)
Now, first and foremost. I don’t need to see your floating left overs nor do I need to see that you ate too much popcorn the night before and have created nice little clog for the poor porcelain god. Nor am I impressed with your ability to hide the evidence by stuffing tons of TP in the toilet to hide the true reason for the clog.
Now, it does happen from time to time our little insides are just dying to release at the worse possible time and the worse possible way. Anyone who says this hasn’t happened to them is lying.
But here is my issue.
See the thing sitting next to the toilet? It is called a plunger.
Here is a close up in case these are new to you.
Now, here is where the breakdown seems to occur. Maybe folks don’t know how to use this device. It is actually very simple. Just plug your nose if needed and hold back the gag reflex like I had to yesterday to fix this problem.
Insert into said toilet, create a seal, and push back and forth creating a sucking sound. Success will eventually come and everything will be free to float down the sewer highway.
Granted sometimes you have to whip out the big artillery but this simple technique will resolve 90% of the clogged toilets in the world.
So yesterday my need to go potty was greater than my need to be grossed out. No bathroom for next 5 hours wasn’t going to work and obviously the culprit wasn’t going to fix it them self, so I took the dirty deed on myself.
Then TODAYYYYY, I come into work and guess what? Same freaking thing? Do I look like Mr Roto Rooter?
Once again, I take the handy plunger located right next to the clogged unit in question and within 30 seconds we were back in business.
Please pass along this easy to use tip….
If you clog up a toilet and the plunger is located within arms reach, please plunge your own pooh away.