THINGS THAT ARE BAD SUBSTITUTES FOR TOILET PLUNGERS
by Todd Hartley
You know that feeling you get when you flush the toilet and the water starts going up instead of down? Jerry Seinfeld called that situation arising at a party “the most frightening moment in the life of a human being.” I agree completely. But even when you’re just at home by yourself, it’s still a terrifying predicament.
Fortunately, the horror has only befallen me a handful of times over the years, no doubt because I’m so dainty and eat such a sensible diet. And, as luck would have it, I actually know exactly what to do in that situation, which is to turn off the valve on the pipe running to the toilet before the soiled water spills out over the top of the bowl. Read the rest of this entry →