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Friday, February 4, 2011

Dental hygiene can be expensive!

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Usually after ever meal while I am at home, I like to brush my teeth before I sit around for a long period of time. At work, I use one of these things instead of brushing:


So after a long day at the office we have a late dinner because of my wife's work and school schedule, and after dinner I head to the bathroom about an hour or so after we ate. I go #1 in the toilet bowl, and as I'm flushing, I whip out my electric tooth brush and tube of Mint Sensodyne toothpaste.


But then, I bobble the football on the snap, leading to a fumble, and an interception by the toilet water being flushing down the toilet!! Swoooooooooooooosh! The whole freaking tube is just gone!!

I immediately go into panic mode. My mind is racing with headlines in the Anderson, SC Newspaper:

"This just in. Local idiot flushes a entire tube of toothpaste down his toilet, which causes him to have $3,000 worth of plumbing repairs done to his sewer lines. Wow, glad we're not that guy!!"



I run to my wife:

"Taba, Taba, I was going to brush my teeth and I dropped my toothpaste into the toilet, and it was in the middle of flushing, and now it's gone!"

Her response was:

"Do you think it made it down to the actual line or just in the back of the toilet. We accidentally flushed a wash cloth in my toilet back home, and it just went to the back of the toilet. Maybe we should test it with something instead of water?"

"Well, I do have to kind of go #2. Do you think that will help?"

"I was talking about bread or toilet paper, dummy!!"

"Oh, right. I'll get right on that."

5 handfuls of toilet paper and a flush later, as the water crept up towards the rim of the toilet bowl, it's official:

"HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. I CAN NO LONGER POO-DOO. THIS IS NOT GOOD!"

So, even though I'm burnt out from working after my day at the office, the gloves come on and the tools come out, and out comes the toilet to check if I could possibly be lucky, and it would just be stuck in the back of the toilet, and not in the actual line under the house.

Check this out:



SUCCESS! It was! Hooray!!



This story has a happy ending. No repair bills, and I had just enough toothpaste left to finish brushing my teeth! 2 for 2 tonight! Hooray!!

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3 comments:

  1. Ha Ha! Just last weekend my keys were in my jacket pocket and after I got through with #1, ploop my keys drop in, lucky I wasn't doing an in the process flush. Went in and grabbed them, didn't harm my remote door lock, must be water/urine proof! ;) My wife's co worker got finished, flushed, keys dropped in and went bye bye.

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  2. HAHA!!
    Well at least you saved the tooth paste and from having to call a plumber!

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  3. I'm impressed you knew how to take the toilet apart... you wanna come to my house and do mine so I can lay tile under it? :)

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